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Heart-Leaf Golden Alexanders

Original price was: $5.00.Current price is: $3.00.

Charming, heart-shaped leaves and bright yellow blooms that add a touch of beauty to your garden. Perfect for attracting pollinators.

Approximately 150 seeds per packet.


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Embrace the charm and vibrant beauty of Heart-Leaf Golden Alexanders (Zizia aptera) in your garden. Also known as meadow zizia, golden alexanders, and prairie golden alexanders, this native wildflower not only adds a touch of elegance to your outdoor space but also plays a vital role in supporting local wildlife. This plant is a perfect choice for nature enthusiasts!

What Does Heart-Leaf Golden Alexanders Look Like? Heart-Leaf Golden Alexanders stands at a modest height, typically reaching 1 to 2 feet, adorned with deeply lobed, basal heart-shaped leaves and clusters of cheerful, bright yellow blossoms. These captivating blooms are a sight to see and loved by variety of insects including butterflies, bees, and some caterpillars. Black Swallow caterpillars especially enjoy eating its leaves! This perennial wildflower thrives in a range of garden settings, from open meadows, rain gardens, to natural landscapes.

Fun fact: Zizia aptera is a member of the Carrot (Apiaceae) family! You can sort of see the resemblance from the flat topped flower heads. Its easy to distinguish from other Golden Alexander varieties by the heart-shaped leaves at its base.

Though Golder Alexander seeds quickly, it’s not considered an invasive plant. It’s easy to keep under control. Considered a short-lived perennial, its individual plants usually live only 5 years. However its self seeding prowess will always ensure there will be cheery yellow flowers in your native garden. Forms small to large colonies based on soil and sunlight conditions.

Plant Requirements:

  • Well-Drained: Heart-Leaf Golden Alexanders thrives in well-drained, dry soil and prefers a neutral to slightly alkaline pH. To create the perfect environment, consider amending your soil with organic matter or sand if it has poor drainage.
  • Full Sun to Partial Shade: Heart-Leaf Golden Alexanders does best in full sun to partial shade conditions, making it a versatile choice for various garden settings. It can adapt to different light levels, brightening up both sunny spots and areas with light shade.

It’s actually listed endangered in some states. Connecticut lists it as endangered, Michigan lists it as threatened, and Indiana classifies it as rare. Bring the charm of Golden Alexanders to your garden, support local wildlife, and enhance your outdoor space’s natural beauty. Purchase our seeds today and enjoy the wonders of this native wildflower.

About Our Seeds (Pure Live Seed – PLS)
At Pure Air Natives, we take great pride in offering only the highest quality seeds, and our Golden Alexanders seeds are no exception. We rigorously test all our harvested seeds for purity, germination, and dormancy to ensure that you receive the finest, most vibrant plants for your garden. Our commitment to quality means you can trust that the Heart-leef Golden Alexanders seeds you purchase will thrive and bring beauty to your outdoor space.


Seed Details

Weight 0.025 lbs
Dimensions 3.5 × 0.1 × 2.25 in

Seed Packet

Bloom Color


Approx Seed Count


Sun Exposure

Full Sun, Partial

Moisture Exposure



2 feet

Plant Spacing

1-3 Feet


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