Native Plant Database

Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace

Golden Alexanders

Zizia aurea
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Savanna / Woodland, Prairie, Wetland
Season of Interest:
Main Color:
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:
Sun Exposure 
Shade
Soil
Moisture
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Butterfly / Moth Host, Butterfly / Moth Nectar
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

20 to
30
inches

Spread:

18 to
24
inches
Size
Height: 20 to
30
inches
Spread: 18 to
24
inches
Size
Height: 20 to
30
inches
Spread: 18 to
24
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Butterfly and pollinator gardens, cut flower.
Establishment and Care Instructions
While tolerant of a wide range of moisture and soil conditions, golden alexanders prefers well drained soils.
Basic Description

Excellent species for a wide variety of pollinators. Caterpillars of the Black Swallowtail and Ozark Swallowtail butterflies feed on the leaves and flowers.Photo by Mervin Wallace.

Special Features
Special Usage
Fresh Cut Flower

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