Zizia aurea - Golden Alexanders
Zizia aurea - Golden Alexanders

Zizia aurea - Golden Alexanders

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Butterfly FriendlyRain GardenPart Shade
Golden Alexanders
Zizia aurea

Flat 3" diameter clusters of tiny, bright yellow flowers stand above pleasing green foliage with continual color in May and June. Zizia loves moist, even wet soil and performs well in full to partial sun. It's a good nectar source and essential larval food for native butterflies.  Showy in groups!

  • Great flowering plant for rain gardens!
  • Yellow bloom clusters attract butterflies
  • Excellent cut flower!
  • Virtually pest free
  • Easy to grow with little maintenance needed

Native Range

Meadows, moist woods and thickets from Maine south to Florida and west to Montana and Texas.

Map Credit: The Biota of North America 
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)


Golden Alexanders is an essential plant for all phases of the life cycle of many swallowtail butterflies.  This garden-viewing favorite will be a constant garden companion if this native is included in your landscape.




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


Mature Size: 12-24in. Tall x 18-20in. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 4-9

Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade

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