Alyssum Saxatile Goldkugel (syns. Aurinia Saxatilis) is a compact ground cover. Gold Alyssum produces bright, fragrant clumps of golden-yellow blossoms that attract butterflies and bees. When the blooming time is over, Gold Ball Alyssum continues to make a wonderful ground cover of silver-green foliage.
Alyssum Basket of Gold make a wonderful ground cover in rock gardens spreading over rocks or cascading down rock walls. It can be used as a colorful ground cover along borders or even as a container flower with other alpine plants.
After sowing Alyssum seeds, maintain adequate moisture to ensure germination and establishment. Once Alyssum Basket of Gold is established is drought tolerant.
Alyssum plants benefit from a light trim after blooming to maintain a bushy habit, and require good drainage.
Aurinia Saxatilis re-seeds itself freely.
Height: 4 to 12in high
Blooming Season: Mid spring to mid summer
Light Preferences: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Well drained, pH 6.0 - 6.5
Deer Resistant: Yes
Average Germ Time: 7 - 21 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Cover seed lightly with peat moss after sowing
Moisture: Keep soil slightly moist but not wet
Plant Spacing: 4 inches
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