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Gold Dust Basket Of Gold

Aurinia saxatilis 'Compacta'

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Gold Dust Basket Of Gold (Aurinia saxatilis 'Compacta') at Tagawa Gardens

Gold Dust Basket Of Gold flowers

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Gold Dust Basket Of Gold (Aurinia saxatilis 'Compacta') at Tagawa Gardens

Gold Dust Basket Of Gold in bloom

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Height:  12 inches

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Other Names:  Perennial Alyssum

Ornamental Features

Gold Dust Basket Of Gold is smothered in stunning clusters of yellow flowers at the ends of the stems from mid to late spring. Its small tomentose narrow leaves remain grayish green in color throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Gold Dust Basket Of Gold is a dense herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Gold Dust Basket Of Gold is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Gold Dust Basket Of Gold will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Rock  Edging  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Flowers  Texture  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

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