Golden Alexander- Native

General Information

Golden Alexander features flattened heads of small yellow flowers that bloom in late spring to early summer.  These delicate blooms rest atop thick, glossy foliage. Golden Alexander is a member of the carrot family but can be distinguished by the absence of  a flower stalk on the central flower of each umbel.  It is a host plant for the black swallowtail butterfly.  Beautiful choice for perennial and open woodland gardens.  Use in butterfly gardens.  Adds good texture and color contrast in a native garden.  Will do well in an area where it can naturalize. Can be used in dried flower arrangements.

Additional Information

Zizia aurea should be grown in Full to Part Sun.  It will grow 12-20″ tall with a spread of 20-24″. Plant in zones 3 to 8. Drought tolerant.  Attracts butterflies.  Can reseed heavily in optimal conditions.

Care & Shipping Notes

Easy to grow in average, well drained soil.  Will tolerate dry soil.  No serious insect or disease problems. NOT AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THESE US STATES AND TERRITORIES: AK, HI, GM, PR, VI. Also, WE NO LONGER SHIP TO CALIFORNIA due to Department of Ag restrictions on live plants.

Additional information


5.5? pot

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Light Full Sun to Part Shade


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