Basket of Gold (Aurinia saxatilis)

Basket of Gold (Aurinia saxatilis)

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Herbaceous, spring-blooming perennial
Description: Clouds of small, bright yellow flowers bloom above gray-green basal foliage
Habit: Grows up to 12 inches high and makes a spreading mat of up to 18 inches
Culture: Blooms best in full sun and prefers dry, well-drained, sandy soils; suffers in hot, humid conditions, so afternoon shade in summer is helpful
Hardiness: Cold hardy to USDA Zone 4
Origin: Central Europe, Turkey
Attributes: drought tolerant

Native to central Europe and Turkey, Aurinia saxatilis has long been grown in rock gardens and atop rock walls. Its low, spreading habit also makes it a popular edging plant. Previously known as Alyssum saxatile, Basket of Gold was first offered in America by Philadelphia seed company Goldthwaite and Moore in 1796. Joseph Breck, in his book The Flower-Garden or Breck’s Book of Flowers (1851), wrote: “It is a suitable companion for the Phlox stolonifera, with its red flowers, P. subulata, with pink or white flowers; all which appear together the first of May.” zone4,zone5,zone6,zone7,zone8,zone9
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