Golden Alexanders

Zizia aurea

Golden Alexanders is covered with brilliant golden, three to four inch-wide umbels that bloom for several weeks in late spring. Only one to two feet tall, this is an excellent low-growing perennial for heavy clay soils in semi-shade to full sun …

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SKU
39930-03 / 19930
Plants 3" Pots
1-4 $5.99 ea.
5-10 $4.99 ea.
11-31 $3.99 ea.
32+ $2.99 ea.
Seeds 12,000 seeds/oz
1/4 Oz $8.00
1/2 Oz $12.00
Oz $20.00
Lb $300.00
Cultural Details
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil Moisture Medium, Moist, Wet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial, Shade
Height 1' - 2'
Bloom Color Yellow
Bloom Time May, June
Spacing 1'
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Root Type Fibrous
Benefits Pollinators, Host Plant, Deer Resistant
Seeds per Oz 12000
Propagation Treatment Moist Stratification
Days to Moist Stratify 30 days
Direct Sowing Time Fall

Golden Alexanders is covered with brilliant golden, three to four inch-wide umbels that bloom for several weeks in late spring. Only one to two feet tall, this is an excellent low-growing perennial for heavy clay soils in semi-shade to full sun. Moist, well-drained soil is best, but this very adaptable plant will tolerated both wet conditions and dry conditions, as long as there is plenty of moisture early in the growing season.

Very low-maintenance, Zizia aurea blooms along with Blue False Indigo, Canada anemone and Columbine, and combines well with Fox Sedge in the sun.

Zizia aurea is a possible host plant for the Black Swallowtail butterfly, which lays its eggs on plants in the ubelliferous plants in the Apiaceae family, including parsley, fennel, dill and Golden Alexanders.