Golden Alexanders

Zizia aurea

Zizia doré

Golden Alexanders (Zizia aurea) is an important early source of pollen and nectar for newly emerging bees and other insects. The stalks showcase pointy, toothed leaves that sport a deep green coloration. Being able to survive in various conditions with a high tolerance for drought make this perennial a great choice for low maintenance areas of…


In nature Meadows, borders, ditches.


Companion plant suggestions include Asclepias tuberosa, Bouteloua curtipendula, Carex bicknellii, Monarda fistulosa, Rudbeckia hirta, Schizachyrium scoparium, Sporobolus heterolepis or Sorghastrum nutans.

Caring for Golden Alexanders

Grow in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade.

It is happiest in Acidic to neutral, Clay, Loam, Sand

In terms of water, Golden Alexanders needs Moist to Dry