Golden Alexander


  • USDA Zones 3 to 8 (Find Your Zone)
  • Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Average Moisture
  • 1.5 to 3 Feet Tall
  • Yellow Flowers in Spring
  • Attracts Butterflies
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Golden Alexander, or Zizea aurea, is a native perennial that grows up to 3 feet tall. Golden Alexander commonly grows in moist woods or fields in full sun to part shade. Bright yellow flowers bloom in late spring. Golden Alexander is a host plant for swallowtail butterflies and attracts pollinators to its showy flowers. An excellent addition to butterfly gardens and moist areas of native plantings. Plant alongside narrowleaf ironweed and black-eyed susans.

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