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Lovely article, but our experience with Golden Alexander has been a nightmare. It has taken over and crowded out most of the other wildflowers in our meadow, is a prodigious seeder, and at this point we are smothering it out with cardboard. We regret ever planting it in Western Massachusetts.
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juliettegold - Sorry to hear you had that experience with Golden Alexander. It is one of my favorites (southern Ohio)! A great pop of yellow in mid-late spring when few things are blooming, and then all summer long, I find swallowtail caterpillars munching away at it. Sometimes it even gives me a second bloom late summer-early fall.

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Great story, many thanks for sharing.

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