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Golden Alexanders - Zizia aurea

Regular price $10.00

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Phonetic: ZIZ-ee-uh AW-re-uh

Golden Alexanders is covered with brilliant golden, three to four inch wide flowers 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. This is a possible host plant for the Black Swallowtail butterfly, which lays its eggs on other plants including parsley, fennel, and dill.

  • Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
  • Native Northeast Region:  USDA Database
  • Sun Exposure:  Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Flower Color:  Yellow
  • Bloom Time:  April, May, June
  • Soil Type:  Medium to Moist
  • Mature Plant Size: 3'H x 2'W
  • Plant Spacing:  2'
  • Host Plant: Black Swallowtail Butterfly
  • Attracts:  Bees, butterflies
  • Advantages:  Deer resistant, long blooming, dried flower
  • Landscape Uses: Cut flower garden, meadow, butterfly garden, mass planting, cottage garden.
  • Companion Plants: Culver's Root, New Jersey Tea, Little Blue Stem, Indian Grass, Butterfly Weed, Native Bergamot
  • Deer Resistant