The Native Plant Store is Now Open Here

  • This page will remain accessible as a library page until I have all 200+ species profiles added to the new store software
  • Please see the Using the Plant Library  page  for some tips on how to make the most of the information here to select species for creating a healthy native plant community suited to the conditions of your site.

Zizia aptera, Heart-leaf Golden Alexanders

Zizia aptera

Heart-leaf Golden Alexanders

  • Full sun to light shade
  • Average to slightly dry soil
  • 24” tall, 12” wide
  • Spring Blooming
  • Ontario Native, Beginner Friendly, Very popular with pollinators 

New to me this year, grown from seeds sourced from Prairie Moon Nursery.

https://www.prairiemoon.com/zizia-aptera-heart-leaf-golden-alexanders-prairie-moon-nursery.html 

On of the earlier to bloom perennials for meadow or open woodland settings, these are an important nectar source for many insects, these are also a host species for Black Swallowtail caterpillars.

Please check out the Prairie Moon listing at the link above for more details.

Photos by Sara Kothari and Chelsea Monks via Wikimedia Commons


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Species that were not sown / aren't being sown for 2023 are marked with an * 
Species that are native to this continent, but not historically native to Ontario are marked with a ~ 
While it rarely comes up, I do reserve the right to limit plant quantities, mostly to help ensure that as many native plant gardens as possible become a reality
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