Alyssum saxatile, Gold basket, Gold dust, Golden tuft, Rock madwort, Alyssum orientale
A. saxatilis – A. saxatilis is a compact, mound-forming, evergreen perennial with oblong to ovate, occasionally pinnate, toothed, hairy, grey-green leaves and, in spring, panicles of bright yellow flowers in late spring and early summer.
Central Europe, Southeastern Europe
Cushion or Mound Forming
RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Yellow in Spring
Grey-green, Blue in All seasons
HOW TO CARE
Watch out for
Trim lightly after flowering to maintain compactness.
Seed, Softwood cuttings
WHERE TO GROW
Aurinia saxatilis (Gold basket) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.3m after 5-10 years.
Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, Bees (attract & feed bees), Coastal, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Edging, Rock
Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil in sun. Suitable for rock garden or wall crevices.
Chalky, Loamy, Sandy
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral