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Golden Alexanders, with permission from Derek Ramsey, Ramsey Photo Imaging Services

Plant Facts
Common Name: Golden Alexanders
Botanical Name: Zizia aurea
Nativity: North America
Hardiness Zone: 3-8
Type: Flowering herbaceous perennial
Size: Height: 1.5-3′, spread: 1.5-2′

Aesthetic Traits
Plant Form: Erect
Foliage Color: Medium green
Seasonal Features:
Fall Color:
Winter Form:
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May – June
Fruit Color: Green capsules

Ecological Traits
Light: Full sun
Soil Type:
Soil Moisture: Moist, wet, dry
Urban Tolerances:
Wildlife Value: Butterflies

Installation & Maintenance Notes
plant in spring or early fall. Low maintenance, will naturalize


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