CRCCD – Golden Alexander

SKU: CRCCD-GA Category:


Zizia aurea


Soil:  Moist, Well-drained
Moisture:  Moist to Wet
Light:  Full to Part Sun
Plant Height:  1 to 2.5 feet
Plant Width:  1 to 2 feet
Pests:  None
Landscape Value:  Good for massing, in borders, naturalized areas, and woodland or rain gardens.

Easy to grow and carefree!  Erect perennial with branching, reddish stems and compound leaves that are divided into toothed leaflets. Showy flat-topped clusters of tiny yellow flowers bloom in late spring.  Leaves and fruit turn light purple in autumn.  Tolerates light shade under trees and dry soil.  In ideal conditions, can reseed heavily. Attracts butterflies, native bees, flies, beetles, and beneficial insects that prey on pest insects.  Larval host to Black Swallowtail butterflies.

5-pint pot

Photo credits:
Friends of the Wildflower Garden, Inc. (photo by G.D. BeBeau)
Maryland Biodiversity Project (photo by Jim Stasz)
New York Flora Association (photo by Jacqueline Donnelly)
North Carolina State Extension (photo by Debbie Roos)