Zizia aurea

Common name: Golden Alexanders

Native plant

Golden Alexanders produce bright yellow, large umbels of flowers that bloom late spring to early summer and last about a month.  This plant is quite common in our region of Illinois.  Plants can reseed heavily under ideal conditions, so deadheading is encouraged.  Flowers are visited by a range of bees and butterflies enjoying the early source of pollen and nectar.


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Pricing information for
Per unit for pint growing method $4
Flats $45

Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic, Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Bloom period


Growth form

Ground cover

General information

Mature height
1 Feet
Mature width
2 Feet
Max height
3 Feet
Max width
3 Feet
Growth rate
Flower color

Additional information

Pollinator hot spot

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