Basket of Gold

Basket of Gold

SKU: FL3820
Basket of Gold Alyssum seeds produce a low-growing evergreen perennial with a profuse golden bloom from mid- to late spring. It is widely used in rock gardens and alpine beds, or cascading down rock walls. Butterflies, bees, and birds are attracted to the dainty flower clusters. Read More

Exposure Full-sun

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Aurinia saxatilis. Basket of Gold Alyssum seeds produce a low-growing evergreen perennial with a profuse golden bloom from mid- to late spring. It is widely used in rock gardens and alpine beds, or cascading down rock walls. Butterflies, bees, and birds are attracted to the dainty flower clusters. After bloom, its attractive silvery foliage makes a wonderful ground cover. Provide good drainage in full sun. Named for its similarity to Alyssum, Basket of Gold is not a true Alyssum. Rather, it is a fairly tough and easy perennial plant that blooms from mid-spring to the beginning of summer. Height to 8-30cm (4-12"). Hardy to Zone 4.

Perennial

Quick Facts:

    • Perennial
    • Produces a profuse golden bloom
    • Widely used in rock gardens
    • Attracts pollinators
    • Low Growing

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All About Basket of Gold

Latin

Latin
Aurinia saxatilis
Family: Brassicaceae

Difficulty: 

Difficulty: Easy
Exposure: Full sun
Zone: Hardy to Zone 4

Timing

Timing
Indoors, start Aurinia seeds 8-10 weeks before planting out. Or direct sow in early spring, when there is still a risk of frost, or in early autumn.

Starting

Starting
Sow seeds on the surface of the soil. Light is required to help the seeds break their dormancy. At 10-12°C (50-55°F) Aurinia seeds will take 5 to 14 days to sprout.

Growing

Growing
If transplanting from indoor starts, do so in early spring when the soil is still cool, but the threat of frost has passed. Daytime temperatures should be steadily above 10°C (50°F). Space plants around 30cm (12″) apart in full sun, in well-drained soil. Aurinia plants will become leggy in rich soil, so do not feed. Water plants in periods of very dry weather. Cut plants back hard after flowering to prevent self sowing.

How to Grow Aurinia

Step 1: Timing

Indoors, start Aurinia seeds 8-10 weeks before planting out. Or direct sow in early spring, when there is still a risk of frost, or in early autumn.

Step 2: Starting

Sow seeds on the surface of the soil. Light is required to help the seeds break their dormancy. At 10-12°C (50-55°F) Aurinia seeds will take 5 to 14 days to sprout.

Step 3: Growing

If transplanting from indoor starts, do so in early spring when the soil is still cool, but the threat of frost has passed. Daytime temperatures should be steadily above 10°C (50°F). Space plants around 30cm (12″) apart in full sun, in well-drained soil. Aurinia plants will become leggy in rich soil, so do not feed. Water plants in periods of very dry weather. Cut plants back hard after flowering to prevent self sowing.

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