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.
An Evergreen perennial with the slightly misleading common name Basket of Gold Alyssum. Learn how to grow Aurinia from seed in these simple instructions. Remember that the common name Alyssum is a bit misleading. This Basket of Gold Alyssum is actually Aurinia saxatilis, and Snow Cloth Alyssum is actually Lobularia maritima. Alyssum describes the shape and size of the plants more than any true botanical details.