GOLDEN ROD gets blamed for peoples' allergy's..
But actually it's the RAG weed
that's out at the same time, that does it to people...
I can't remember the exact science of it,
but something that the ragweed has to make you allergic, the golden rod doesn't have..
I have to admit, I'm a weed
LOVER, and I love the color of it, and I let it grow...
I have a huge section of it, and it's like a cover or wall to part of my yard.. it's gorgeous color in the fall too, when there's not much blooming and NO MAINTAINENCE!!!
But it can become intrusive..as long as you keep your dirt, nice, composty like, it's very easy to pull out as it grows on under ground runners..
*however they do re~seed
Keep an eye on it!!!
And there's some that are sold now, all different shaped heads...