Solidago (Golden Rod)
Solidago, (commonly called Golden Rod), is a genus of the Asteraceae family and is native to North America.
In some parts of the world solidago is the symbol of good luck. In March 1926 solidago was adopted as the state flower of Kentucky. It also used to be the state flower of Alabama but was later replaced by the camellia.
Thomas Edison experimented with solidago because it naturally contains rubber. His friend, Henry Ford, gave him a Model T Ford and the tyres were made from solidago! The pursuit of rubber from solidago stopped after the invention of synthetic rubber in World War II.
Solidago is available in cut form on the wholesale flower markets. Stem lengths vary between 60 – 80cm depending on the variety and grade required. Solidago is wholesaled in wraps of 25 stems. Solidago is becoming more popular for its use in wedding flowers these days.
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To get the best from your wholesale cut solidago please read the care instructions below carefully:
- Cut the stems at a 45 degree angle with a sharp knife.
- Fill sterilised buckets with luke warm water and add flower food.
- Place the solidago in the buckets.
- Leave over night to condition before using.
Never leave cut flowers in direct sun light, near a radiator, in a draft or near fruit. (The gas used to ripen fruit will harm most flowers). Keep the solidago in a cool place and always keep out of the way of children.