Exposure: Full-Partial Sun Moisture: Medium Wet- Medium Dry Height: 3 feet Bloom: May-June
Description: It is fairly easy to grow and, although short-lived, will self-seed and persist in many sun/soil situations. Due to its re-seeding nature, this species will abundantly spread throughout a small new garden. Itis an important plant to a number of short-tongued insects that are able to easily reach the nectar in the small yellow flowers. Black Swallowtailcaterpillars will feed on its leaves. Golden Alexanders have a long bloom time, giving the garden/prairie some well-deserved early color for several weeks in late spring to early summer when many other plants have not yet flowered. They will tolerate a lot of shade but prefer full sun or light shade.