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Golden Alexander

Zizea aurea

Golden Alexanders are an adaptable, easy to grow plant which add early season splash of yellow to the garden.

Habitat: Moist meadows, woodlands and prairies.

Blooms: Conspicuous yellow flowers in spring - early summer.

Height: 1-3 ft

Light: Full to part sun.

Moisture: Moist to dry. Adaptable.

Soil: Sandy - sandy/clay soils.

Companions: Looks great with the purple blooms of Wild Geranium.

Propagation: Readily self-seeds in optimal conditions. Sow Golden Alexander seeds in fall. Plant can be divided.

Wildlife Value: Golden Alexander is a host plant for the Black Swallowtail butterfly. The flowers are highly beneficial to pollinators and beneficial insects.