Golden Alexanders
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...
Botanical Name: Zizia aurea
Nom Français: Zizia doré


Bloom colour: Yellow
Blooms: Spring - Zone 5
Pollinators: Bees | Butterflies
Sun or Shade: Full Sun | Partial Sun
Plant Type: Perennial
Height: Up to 3 feet (1 meter)
Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba
It grows well in hardiness zones:


Meadows, borders, ditches
Water requirement: Moist to Dry
Acidic to neutral, Clay, Loam, Sand


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


Spread: 30-60 cm


Native to Canada

Styling and Use

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


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