Zizia aurea Golden Alexander



Zizia aurea is more commonly known as "Golden Alexander" for its flat-topped clusters of sulfur-yellow blooms in late spring. Butterflies flock to this plant, and it is the larval host of Black Swallowtails.

Zizia aurea Golden Alexander is native to much of North America. It prefers moist to wet, well-draining soils but is drought-tolerant once established. It may self-sow where happy.

Brighten up your butterfly and cottage gardens with Zizia aurea Golden Alexander!


  • Common Names: Golden Alexander
  • Zones: 3-8
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Wet to moist
  • Height at Maturity: 36""
  • Width at Maturity: 24""
  • Bloom Color: Yellow
  • Bloom Time: Late spring

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies. Pollinators.
  • Tolerates:
  • Other Features: Native to North America.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info


All orders placed now will be held until late August/early September when our fall shipping season begins. We stop shipping plants every summer due to the high temperatures. We appreciate your patience!

If you'd like to receive your order before our fall season, you can leave a note for us on the Cart page before you reach checkout. Please note that we will have to wait for a window of cooler temperatures to ship. We cannot promise any particular shipping date during the summer. 


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All ship times are subject to change if extreme weather conditions are present here at the nursery or at the shipping destination.

Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.