Golden Alexander’s (Zizia aurea)

Golden Alexander’s (Zizia aurea)

An early blooming flower for difficult locations, such as shadier areas and clay soils. The flower heads are loaded with lots of little yellow flowers, a welcome sight in the spring while many prairie plants have barely started to grow.


Sun:    Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture:    Medium-Wet, Medium-Dry
Height:    3 feet
Blooms:    April, May, June
Color:    Yellow
Spacing:    12-18″
Zones:    3-8
Benefits:    Butterflies, Pollinators, Deer Resistant

Design Tips

Golden Alexander’s are a harbinger of spring. Plant in large drifts to form a carpet of small yellow flowers that floats over the garden.

Companion Plants

Bradbury’s Monarda
Star Sedge
Jacob’s Ladder