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AURINIA saxatilis 'Compacta'
Basket-of-Gold, Dwarf Basket-of-Gold
Dwarf basket of gold is a low-growing perennial native to the mountainous regions of south and central Europe and Turkey. The cultivar 'Compacta' has sea-green leaves which form a neat evergreen mound. In spring, dense clusters of small mustard yellow, four-petaled flowers are carried on short stems above the plant, literally covering the entire plant.
Not tolerant of heavy clay soils, basket of gold prefers sunny site with good drainage. A great plant for the rock garden or as a groundcover, it looks spectacular spilling over garden walls in the spring. Shear the plant back 50% after it flowers. Extremely cold winters can kill back the plant.
8 - 1
4 - 8
A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
8"-12" / 20.3cm - 30.5cm
Spring, Late Spring
Europe, Southern Europe, Turkey
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall
Alpine, Edging, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
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