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Zizia aurea – Golden Alexander

Zizia aurea – Golden Alexander

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Golden Alexander, a delightful herbaceous perennial native to North America, graces gardens with its clusters of small, bright yellow flowers blooming from late spring to early summer. Adaptable to a range of conditions, from full sun to partial shade, this low-maintenance beauty thrives in borders, meadow gardens, and pollinator habitats. Its resilience against drought and tolerance to deer and rabbits make it a favorite among gardeners looking for a charming plant that attracts butterflies and bees while adding a touch of sunny cheer to outdoor spaces.


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Single, 6-Pack, 9-Pack, Flat – DP 50

Common Name

Golden Alexander


Herbaceous Perennial




3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Native Range

Eastern North America, North America

Height Range (ft.)

1.00 to 2.00

Spread (ft.)

1.00 to 1.50

Bloom Time

Early Summer, Late Spring

Bloom Description



Full Sun, Part Shade





Suggested Use



Deer, Drought, Rabbits



Product Description

Introducing the radiant charm of Zizia aurea – Golden Alexander, a native perennial plant that brings a touch of golden splendor to any garden. With its clusters of small, bright yellow flowers atop sturdy stems and lush green foliage, Golden Alexander is a delightful addition to both naturalized landscapes and formal garden settings. Here’s why you should consider adding this stunning plant to your outdoor spaces:

Why Zizia aurea – Golden Alexander?

  • Vibrant Golden Blooms: Admire the profusion of golden-yellow flowers that bloom from late spring to early summer, attracting pollinators like bees and butterflies to your garden.
  • Versatile Planting Options: Perfect for meadows, borders, or as a charming accent in mixed flower beds, Golden Alexander thrives in various soil types and light conditions.
  • Low Maintenance Beauty: Once established, it’s a hardy perennial that requires minimal care, making it an excellent choice for busy gardeners.
  • Wildlife Friendly: The nectar-rich flowers of Golden Alexander support pollinators, while its seeds are a favorite snack for birds, enhancing the biodiversity of your garden.

Cultivation Tips

  • Sunlight Needs: Prefers full sun to part shade, adapting well to different light levels.
  • Soil Preference: Thrives in well-drained soil but can tolerate a range of soil types, from loamy to clayey.
  • Watering Requirements: Moderate watering is sufficient, with established plants showing good drought tolerance.
  • Planting Spacing: Space Golden Alexander plants about 12-18 inches apart to allow for their spreading growth habit, creating a lovely carpet of golden blooms.

Design Ideas for Your Garden

Golden Alexander’s sunny disposition and easy-care nature make it a versatile addition to various garden styles. Use it as a border plant alongside other perennials for a vibrant display, incorporate it into wildflower meadows for a naturalistic look, or plant it in containers to brighten up patios and decks. Its cheerful blooms also make it a favorite for cutting gardens, adding a touch of sunshine to floral arrangements.

Environmental Benefits

Aside from its aesthetic appeal, Golden Alexander contributes to the ecological balance of your garden by providing food and habitat for beneficial insects and birds. Its resilience and adaptability make it a valuable asset in creating sustainable landscapes that support local wildlife.

Embrace the radiant beauty of Zizia aurea – Golden Alexander in your garden. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting, this native perennial is sure to bring joy and color to your outdoor oasis.


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