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Zizia aptera

heart leaf golden Alexanders

Deep green leaves contrast wonderfully with small bright yellow flowers formed in clusters. Zizia prefers moist soils, but is tolerant of summer drought once established. Great for bees; host plant for the swallowtail butterfly.

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Height: 12-18 in
Spread: 8-12 in
Hardiness Zone: 4-9


Bloom Color: Yellow

Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Sun
Part Shade
Soil Moisture
Average
Ecoregion
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
Ornamental Interest
Spring Bloom
Winter Interest and/or Evergreen
Attracts Wildlife
Other Pollinators/Wildlife
Host Plant
Attracts Bees
Attracts Butterflies
Tolerance
Urban Environment
Additional Attributes
Low Maintenance


North American Distribution


heart leaf golden Alexanders - Zizia aptera from Native Plant Trust
heart leaf golden Alexanders - Zizia aptera from Native Plant Trust
heart leaf golden Alexanders - Zizia aptera from Native Plant Trust