Golden Alexander

Zizia aurea

  • Golden clusters of 3-4" umbels in May and June
  • Deep green divided basal foliage
  • Best used in the shady, naturalized or woodland garden
  • Attracts butterflies
  • Larval host to Black Swallowtail
  • Special value to native bees
  • Often seen in flood plains and wooded bottom lands
  • Medium to wet soils
  • Sun/shade

Height: 2-3 ft
Spread: 1-2 ft
Zone: 3-9
Color: Yellow

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Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife:

» Attracts Butterflies
» Attracts Pollinators

Foliage Color:

» Green


» Sun/ Part Shade

Soil Moisture:

» Moist, Well Drained
» Wet Soil/Wetlands


» Self seeds readily

Season of Interest (Flowering):

» Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage):

» Spring
» Summer