The Seven Samurai of Weed Control

Researchers from Cornell University found these perennials to be super weed suppressors.



Golden Fleece Dwarf Goldenrod is one of the 7 Samurai of Weed Control

4. 'Golden Fleece' Dwarf Goldenrod
(Solidago sphacelata)

  • Full sun to light shade
  • Upright habit
  • 18 inches tall; 24 inches wide
  • Hardy in Zones 3 through 8
  • Dark green foliage
  • Bright yellow flowers throughout summer, into early fall
  • Exceptionally stress-tolerant; native
  • Attracts butterflies

Photo: (cc) Susi von Oettingen/USFWS