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Audubon Native Golden Alexander yellow flowers and deep green foliage planted in the landscape
Audubon Native Golden Alexander perennial product shot
Audubon Native Golden Alexander closeup of dainty yellow flowers with deep green foliage in the background
Native Regions map for Golden Alexander
Audubon Native Golden Alexander yellow flowers and deep green foliage planted in the landscape
Audubon Native Golden Alexander perennial product shot
Audubon Native Golden Alexander closeup of dainty yellow flowers with deep green foliage in the background
Native Regions map for Golden Alexander

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-8
  • Mature Height: 1-3' tall
  • Mature Width: 1-2' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 1-2' apart



  • Delicate yellow flowers emerge like fireworks in late spring and last until late summer
  • Light green, shiny stems sprout dark green leaves
  • Serves as a host plant for the gorgeous Black Swallowtail butterfly
  • A wonderful addition to your native garden, pollinator garden or as a border perennial
  • Pollinator friendly and deer resistant 
  • May Benefit & Attract: hummingbirds and butterflies
  • The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow.
  • This bird-friendly native plant provides food and shelter for local and migrating birds and other wildlife
  • All Audubon® branded trees and plants are grown 100% Neonic-free by Bower & Branch, making these plants safer for the birds and safer for the environment.
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

    Audubon® Native Golden Alexander

    Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

    Audubon® Plants for Birds: Zizia aurea

    Regular price $64.00
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    Why the Audubon® Native Golden Alexander?

    To surrounding Hummingbirds and Butterflies, the Audubon® Native Golden Alexander is a glistening buffet of nutrients! The flowers and foliage serve as a host for the Black and Woodland Swallowtail Butterflies, while Hummingbirds delve into the soft yellow flowers for a bounty of nourishment. With long lasting flowers, and a bold green foliage color, this will make for the perfect addition to your native pollinator garden!

    How to use in the landscape?

    Growing naturally in wildflower meadows across the nation, the Golden Alexander is extremely adaptable and easy to care for. It loves to be planted in a somewhat moist environment, but can tolerate drought conditions during a hot summer. Plant alongside a creekside or pond, or in a native pollinator meadow.

    Why Bower & Branch?

    We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower.

    Audubon is devoted to protecting birds and the places they need, while Bower & Branch is devoted to the growth of true native trees and plants–no cultivars or hybrids. Together, we strive to unite communities in conservation and inspire individuals to cultivate a better world for birds starting in their own backyards, balconies, or patios. By guiding and recommending trees and plants truly native and beneficial to your region, we can really start to make a difference.

    What is the definition of Native?

    “In the United States, a native plant is defined as one that was naturally found in a particular area before European colonization. Native plants are the foundation of a region’s biodiversity, providing essential food sources and shelter for birds, especially those threatened by the changing climate. Since native plants are adapted to local precipitation and soil conditions, they generally require less upkeep, therefore helping the environment and saving you time, water, and money.” – The National Audubon Society

    Learn how you can help birds in your home and community through Audubon’s Plants for Birds program.

    Audubon® is a licensed and registered trademark of the National Audubon Society. All rights reserved.

    How To Plant

    Golden Alexander will grow best in locations with full or partial sun, although it has been known to do well in areas that have a consistent light shade. It prefers a rich soil, with good drainage, but can also do well in clay or sandy soils. This is truly one of the most adaptable perennials that could be added to your landscape!

    How To Water

    Water twice weekly for the first 3-5 weeks; then water weekly for the remainder of the year until winter. When you water, water very slowly and very thoroughly. The water needs to reach to the bottom of the root ball and that takes time. Watering needs may be altered due to extreme weather conditions.

    How To Fertilize

    Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late year. Continue this for three years to get your plant well established.

    How To Prune

    Each fall, just before winter sets in clean up the previous years foliage and compost it. Be sure your perennials are mulched well for winter protection. Two inches of an organic mulch will do the job. Consider leaving the plant debris in place through the winter and doing your clean up on the weather warms in the spring. While it doesn't make things neat and tidy, the debris provides overwintering protection for insects, their eggs and pupae including our native Viceroy butterfly.

    Planting Zones

    Hardiness Zone: 3-8

    How Does Shipping Work?

    Size Small (AAA), Medium (A2A), and Large (AA) plants (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.

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