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Aurinia saxatilis Compactum, Perennial Alyssum or Basket of Gold, Sone 3-7
Well behaved, disease resistant groundcover. Prized for its bright display of canary yellow flowers in panicles just above the foliage. It forms fairly large mounds of silvery green leaves. A golden flowering plant that can be planted in poor, dry soils. Looks nice planted with: Cerastium, Iberis and Phlox subulata. Especially attractive on slopes or in the crevices of walls.
Sun Exposure: sun
Soil type: poor, gravelly, dry soils
Soil PH: mildly acidic or neutral
Soil Moisture: dry ( will rot if too wet)
Care level: Easy (cut back foliage by ⅓ after blooming)
Flower color: shades of yellow
Bloom time: spring
Foliage Color: silvery green
Uses and Characteristics: Ground Cover, Slopes, Rock gardens, Alpine gardens and troughs, Edging, Borders, Beds, Containers,. Attracts butterflies, Deer resistant.
Flower head size: small
Growth Rate: Medium.Propagation: By division, in the fall
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