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Golden Alexanders, Golden Zizia
Full to part sun, moderately wet to moderately dry moisture level, average soil, strongly acid to slightly acid pH. 2-3 feet height, blooms in spring, yellow flowers, will naturalize.
Germination Code: M/C(60), G. Easy from seed.
Native Region: Concentrated in Western Highland Rim and scattered lightly in rest of the state
Showy flowers on a plant that is easy to grow. Best planted en masse. Blooms for an extended period. Fairly short-lived but will re-seed if plants are left to complete their natural cycle. Member of the Parsley Family and is a larval host for the Eastern Black Swallowtail butterfly. Attracts many butterflies, bees and wasps.