Heart Leafed Meadow Parsnip

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  • Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 18 - 24 Inches
  • Mature Spread 12 - 18 Inches
  • Growing Zones 3 - 8
  • Use As A Thriller In Containers

With its clusters of petite golden flowers providing a splash of sunlight to any yard, Heart Leafed Meadow Parsnip, is an ideal choice to brighten any landscape. Reaching a maximum height of 18 to 24 inches and a spread of 12 to 18 inches, this showy cut flower blooms from May until June. Complemented by lustrous emerald, heart-shaped foliage, this hybrid offers verdant color year-round. Bred by American Beauties Native Plants, this flower not only provides pleasure when collected alive as a cut flower but also long after when dried. And? A pollinator’s friend, butterflies and bees will be buzzing about its scrumptious nectar for weeks.

Heart Leafed Meadow Parsnip, otherwise known as Zizia aptera, Heart-Leaf Golden Alexander, Prairie Golden Alexander, Meadow Zizia, and Zizia, is an original from North America. It is a compact perennial that grows with an upright, mounding habit. Disease, deer, and drought resistant, you don’t have to worry about multiple threats whether they be fungus, critters, or lack of rainfall. Adding low maintenance to its long list of advantages, this wildflower is a particularly perfect choice for any busy newbie gardener who wants to brighten up a landscape.  

Heart Leafed Meadow Parsnip Care

While Heart Leafed Meadow Parsnip can tolerate a variety of soils, it thrives in loamy, sandy, well-draining soil that has a pH from 6.0 to 8.0. Plant this herbaceous flowering plant in a spot that gets full to partial sun. Tolerating drought and nutrient-depleted soil, this wildflower has only average water needs and a minimal to no need to fertilize. Water well during its first year. 

To encourage bushier growth, pinch Heart Leafed Meadow Parsnip before these wildflowers bud. Then, to prolong the flowering season, deadhead spent flowers as they appear. Trim dead, diseased, and/or damaged stems and leaves throughout the season when necessary.

Heart Leafed Meadow Parsnip Spacing

These plants work well grouped together in a drift or mass planting. Grouping also helps pollinators browse more easily. For mass planting, space these perennials approximately 12 inches apart.

Heart Leafed Meadow Parsnip Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
Plant Type: Perennial
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 18 - 24 Inches
Mature Spread: 12 - 18 Inches
Spacing: 12 - 18 Inches
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Yellow
Flower Description:
Bloom Period: Early May
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Disease
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Container Role: Thriller
Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers
Brand: American Beauties Native Plants
Common Name: Heart Leafed Meadow Parsnip
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Zizia aptera

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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Summer Shipping

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