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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Price Level: 
Perennial- Standard
Sizing Options: 
Flat of 32 (plugs)
Flat of 18 (pints)
1 Gallon


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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry), Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade

Bloom period


Urban environment

Uncompacted Urban Soils


Prairie Grasslands

Growth form

Shrubby/Clump, Ground cover

Growth rate


Flower color


Fall color

Yellow Green


Mature height
1 Feet
Mature width
2 Feet
Max height
3 Feet
Max width
3 Feet

Additional information

Pollinator hot spot

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