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Golden Alexander

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-7

Heart-shaped, bright green basal leaves look attractive all season.
Plant really comes alive in May and June with tiny yellow blooms. Butterflies love this plant!
Perfect selection for a butterfly garden, wilflower garden, naturalized areas or woodland settings.

Height

12-20 Inches

Spread

18-24 Inches

Color

Yellow/Gold/Bronze

Interesting Notes

A member of the carrot family that is a host to the Black Swallowtail Butterfly.

Bloom Time

May-June

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Prefers ordinary, well-drained soil with average moisture.

When to Divide

spring

Good Companions

Canadian Columbine, Wild Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis), Spotted Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium maculatum), Red Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum), Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Attributes & Uses
Cut Flowers
Dried Flowers
Exposure
Partial Shade
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Summer
Spring
Soil Moisture Preference
Well-drained
Very Adaptable
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