Zizia aurea (golden alexander)
Zizia aurea (golden alexander) is a native Ontario perennial with flat-topped clusters (umbels) of tiny yellow flowers in late spring atop the 3 foot stems. Butterflies love it. It is a host plant for the black swallowtail butterfly. Important source of pollen for bees. (Photo courtesy of North Creek Nurseries)
1 gallon container
- Light: Full Shade to Part Shade
- Soil: Any plant grows better when the soil is amended with worm castings or compost.
- Moisture: Average – Moist
- Benefits: Easy, Butterflies, Cut Flower, Pollinators
- Height: 1-3 feet
- Blooms: Spring to Early Summer
- Foliage: Green
- Width: 24 inches
- Growth Habit: Clumping
- Zones: 3-9
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