Solidago roanensis is a rare native goldenrod that can be found growing in open rocky clearings in the Appalachian mountains from Pennsylvania south to Alabama. In the garden, Solidago roanensis has proven quite easy to grow, provided the soil is well-drained. Solidago roanensis makes a tight clump of vertical stalks to 30", which open in early July as branched bottlebrush-like inflorescences of bright yellow. For us, Roan Mountain goldenrod continues flowering into October. Solidago roanensis is not a large plant like many of the other goldenrods and can therefore be easily tucked into a small spot in the perennial border.