Nodding Onion Gardens

Native Plant Nursery

Where Wildflowers Grow

Columbia Station, Ohio, USA


Packera aurea - Golden Ragwort

Ohio Native Plant - Natural Range

Packera aurea

To view the natural range of Golden Ragwort visit the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service website.
bee on Golden Ragwort
Bee on Packera aurea

Wildlife Significance

Pollination - Little carpenter bees, cuckoo bees, Halictid bees. Small bees, Syrphidflies, Tachinid flies.

Nectar - For Small bees and flies

Pollination -Small bees, flies

Host plant - Leaves are food for caterpillars of the moth Orthoama obstipata

DeerAvoid this plant

For detailed information on Golden Ragwort visit the Illinois Wildflower website

Golden ragwort
Original extremely healthy plant from Amanda's Garden

Propagation Notes -

This plant self-seeds, and has filled in our moist sunny spot very nicely. Evidently, it does a fine job keeping Garlic Mustard at bay.
Packera aurea - Golden Ragwort
Golden Ragwort
ten pots of  Basal leaves of Golden Ragwort , Golden Alexander in the background
Basal leaves of Golden Ragwort - leaf margins are crenate meaning rounded teeth along edge of leaf

Cultivation Information

1 to 3 feet
Flower Color
- Yellow
Blooms - April to June
Sun - Full sun part shade

Hardy Zone - 5 to 8

Soil - Moist

Family - Asteraceae


Use - Ground Cover, Rain Gardens

Propagation - Self seeds easily

Packera aurea - Golden Ragwort
Note - heart-shaped, toothed, dark green leaves

Plants Provenance - Packera aurea

Amanda's Garden, Springwater, NY, USA - 2013 - Nodding Onion Gardens 2016 to present