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Zizia aurea | Golden Alexanders | 20_Seeds

Zizia aurea | Golden Alexanders | 20_Seeds

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Here I am offering Seeds from Zizia aurea, also known as Golden Alexanders. This perennial native plant is the plant that originally helped the Black Swallowtail butterflies to sustain life in North America. Other plants have been introduced in the last 300 years and the Swallowtail uses them now as well but there was a time when the Black Swallowtail depended on this plant in order to stay alive. This plant likes to live in the sun or partial shade and gets about 3 feet tall at the most. This is an early bloomer starting in Spring and lasting through early Summer. Zizia Aurea is the larval host plant for the Black Swallowtail butterfly and the Ozark Swallowtail-Papilio joanae, otherwise known as the Missouri Woodland Swallowtail butterfly; These two butterflies look almost identical. Zizia Aurea is also a nectar source for at least another dozen butterflies; The number is probably more like in the hundreds. Bees, wasps, flies, and beetles all love this plant. Many of the short tongued bees find this plant to be an ideal nectar source. USDA Hardiness Zones 4 to 9


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If you are having any buyers remorse after you make your purchase please just write "Return To Sender" on your package and give it back to your mailman. When your purchase returns here a couple days later I will give you a full refund.
If you have opened your seeds and you want to return them, please mail them back to me here at:

Buy Rare Seeds
1395 27th Avenue
San Francisco, CA

I will give you a full refund immediately upon their arrival.

If you have already planted your seeds then it is too late to return them. Please be patient; Some seeds can take over a year before they finally find the proper conditions to germinate.

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WARNING: International seed orders take anywhere from 10 to 80 days to be delivered.

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