Solidago caesia is a native, summer blooming perennial with arching, blue-green to purple-green stems that produces showy clusters of golden yellow flowers from September into October that are attractive to a multitude of pollinators. Bluestem Goldenrod thrives in woodland conditions with dry to mesic soils and can handle partial sun or partial shade, making it a great addition to the edges of the wildlife or shade garden where it may still receive a few hours of sunlight daily. Solidago caesia can tolerate some drought, and generally tends to deter both deer and rabbits. Bluestem Goldenrod is a larval host species for the Wavy-lined Emerald moth. Seedheads that remain on the plant following the bloom period are a food source for songbirds such as the American Goldfinch and Indigo Bunting in late fall and early winter. Flowers make an excellent addition to seasonal bouquets, and can be harvested for both fresh and dried cut flower arrangements.