Golden Alexanders

Golden Alexanders

Botanical Name: Zizia aurea

En Français: Zizia doré


Colour: Yellow

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 a garden.

Best massed in open woodland or prairie areas, wild or native plant gardens.

Other Characteristics

Pollinators: Bees, Butterflies, Other

Sun/Shade: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Planting and Care Considerations

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

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

Spread: 30-60 cm

Water: Moist to Dry

Best Soil: Acidic to neutral, Clay, Loam, Sand

Growth Habit: