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AURINIA saxatilis 'Gold Dust'
Basket-of-Gold, Gold Dust Aurinia
Gold dust aurinia is a low-growing perennial native to the mountainous regions of south and central Europe and Turkey. Its evergreen gray green leaves form a neat mound from which arise dense clusters of small bright golden yellow four-petaled flowers. The spring blooms literally cover the plant and should be lightly sheared off when spent.
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 ground cover, it looks spectacular spilling over garden walls in the spring.
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
12"-14" / 30.5cm - 35.6cm
Spring, Late Spring
Europe, Southern Europe, Turkey
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall
Light Green, Gray Green
Alpine, Edging, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
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