Golden Alexanders (Ziziz Aurea)

Smiling Sun Gardens

Regular price $6.00

The thick, glossy semi-evergreen foliage looks a little like Lenten Rose and provides nice contrast to other native plants. Small yellow flowers in flat heads bloom May-June. The flowers are nice for fresh or dried arrangements. This member of the carrot family is attractive for its foliage and yellow flowers lasting six weeks, which are followed by ornate seed clusters. A shorter relative of the taller golden alexanders (Zizia aurea).Digger bees are solitary and dig nests in spring to raise young. Used by many small bees and flies. This is the host plant for black and Missouri woodlands swallowtail.

Native Environment: Prairie
Culture: Grow in full sun to partial shade in dry to average soil.
Use: Use in perennial gardens, native gardens, butterfly gardens and woodlands.
Height: 12 to 18 inches
Spread: 12 to 16 inches
Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Color: Medium Yellow
USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 7
Season of Interest: Mid (May - June)/Late (July - frost)
Soil Moisture: Average/Moderate
Nature Attracting: Butterfly/Beneficial Insects
Special Usage: Fresh Cut Flower/Dried Flower/
                         Rain Garden/Naturalize