Alyssum Basket of Gold Aurinia Saxatilis is a low-growing, evergreen perennial. Also called Yellow Alyssum and Gold Alyssum this compact ground cover is easy to grow from Alyssum seeds. Gold Alyssum produces dazzling, fragrant clusters of golden-yellow florets that attract masses of butterflies and bees. After bloom time is over, Gold Alyssum continues to make a wonderful ground cover by showing its attractive, silver-green foliage.
Alyssum Basket of Gold looks amazing in rock gardens sprawling over rocks or cascading down rock walls and making a colorful ground cover along borders. After sowing Alyssum seed, adequate moisture must be maintained, but once Alyssum Basket of Gold is established, it is drought tolerant. Aurinia Saxatilis re-seeds itself freely, so every year it spreads more and more by simply multiplying itself.
Height: 6-12 Inches
Bloom Season: Spring/Summer
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Moist well-drained, pH 5.6-7.5
USDA Zones: 3-10
Sow Indoors: Winter (4-6 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring/Fall
Seed Depth: 1/16 Inch
Germination Time: 15-20 Days