Gold Alyssum Flower Seeds Basket of Gold Aurinia Saxatilis Flower Seeds Organic, Non-GMO B50

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Count: 50 seeds

This old-fashioned perennial from Europe adds sunny color to the garden in springtime. Plants grow in low mounds of 8-12 inches tall, and flowers are bright yellow with 4 petals. It is right at home in the rock garden or along border edges. Basket-of-Gold prefers sunny locations and drier soils.


Name: Basket of Gold
Scientific Name: Alyssum saxatile or Aurinia saxatilis Other Common Names: goldentuft alyssum, golden alyssum, golden alison, gold-dust, golden-tuft alyssum, golden-tuft madwort, rock madwort. Color: Yellow Hardiness Zones: 4-7 Plant Seeds: Outdoors After Frost or Indoors Weeks Before Last Frost Plant Height: 8"-12" Plant Spacing: 18 - 24" Cycle: Perennial Bloom Season - Spring/Summer Light Requirements: Full Sun Soil & Water Preferences: Average Other: Attracts bees, birds, & butterflies,

Sowing: For most efficient growth, direct sow the seed in late summer or autumn; it will remain dormant until spring. If started indoors, the seed will need to be stratified. Mix the seed with an equal amount of sand and keep it in the refrigerator for 4-6 weeks, then sow it in the surface of the soil in a flat. Keep the soil evenly moist and the temperature around 70 degrees F. Germination should take place within 14 days. After the last chance of frost, transplant the seedlings. Seeds can also be direct sown outdoors after being stratified.

Growing: This plant is often grown among rocks, on along gravel paths or walls, or as an edging in large pots. It is very hardy and adapts to may soils, though it prefers full sun and dry or well drained soil. After the plant finishes flowering, the mat of green foliage can be left as ground cover or it can be cut back to tidy its growth; the new leaves will bloom again if the growing season is long enough. Though this plant loves hot sun, humidity will damage its growth. In regions with high heat and humidity, it grows well as an annual that can be removed after it blooms. If soil moisture is excessive or the soil drains poorly, the plant will rot. Basket of Gold will reseed prolifically, producing increased growth every spring. This plant attracts bees, butterflies, and birds as well as repelling deer.