Zizea aptera

$14.95
$14.95
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Description

Zizia aptera is an Eastern US native wildflower that attracts butterflies and other pollinators with its flat clusters of brilliant, yellow blooms in late spring. It is more commonly known as "Heartleaf Alexanders".

Zizia aptera is similar in appearance to Zizia aurea (Golden Alexanders), though it is set apart by its heart-shaped basal leaves. It makes an excellent native alternative to Queen Anne's Lace.

For best results, plant Zizia aptera Heartleaf Alexanders in moist to dry, well-drained soil. It does not usually need extra fertilization. It will grow in sun to part-shade.

Characteristics

  • Common Names: Heartleaf Alexanders
  • Zones: 3-8
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Moist to dry, well-draining
  • Height at Maturity: 36"
  • Width at Maturity: 30"
  • Bloom Color: Yellow
  • Bloom Time: Spring

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies. Pollinators.
  • Tolerates: Drought.
  • Other Features:

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

 

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