solidago odora vs canadensis
I want to grow a goldenrod that is useful, as in for a nice anise-flavored and medicinal tea. Plants for a Future rates them the same, but I'm wondering if someone has experience with both that would prefer one over the other for these uses.
S. odora seems only available as a plant, which is good in that I wouldn't have to struggle to raise little plants and wait a year to see them bloom, but S. canadensis is available as seeds, but then would not be blooming this year. It is also described by PFAF as having a wider range of medicinal uses and medium water requirements, while odora seems to make better-tasting tea and can do better on dry poor soils.
Has anyone grown both who would like to comment on them?
Here is a link that might be useful: PFAF