Zizia aurea (Golden Alexander) [20 Seeds]
Germination Information: I recommend these seeds only for gardeners who have experience with seeds that need a natural or artificial chilling period before germinating in warmer conditions.
The easiest approach is to sow the seeds in fall to midwinter, surface-sown or just barely covered with growing medium. Set them outdoors in a spot protected from mice so they can get a chilling period and then germinate when conditions are right in spring.
If you sow after February, you will need to provide an artificial chilling period of about 2 months, then gradually move the seeds to warmer conditions.
Once you get golden Alexander to flower in your garden, you’re likely to find self-sown seedlings in following years.
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Golden Alexander (Zizia aurea), also called golden zizia, is a beauty in bloom, with umbels of bright yellow blooms atop 2- to 3-foot-tall stems in late spring to early summer. Native to much of the eastern half of North America, it catches the eye of gardeners and attracts a wide variety of butterflies and other pollinators. Full sun to partial shade. Perennial; Zones 3 to 8.
2021-collected seed sold out. I hope to collect again in July or August 2022. At least 20 seeds.
Please read the germination information as well before ordering.
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