Alyssum Gold Dust

"Basket of Gold, Golden Tuft"

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Cultural and Growing Info is provided below.

Aurinia saxitilis Bright yellow flowers will cascade down walls.
"Spring flowering mounds of bright yellow over gray-green foliage. Low, wide growth is excellent cascading over a wall or along the border's edge. A prolific bloomer, plant in masses for best effect. Alyssum Gold Dust is formerly known as A. sax. Compactum."



Plant Type Perennials

Species compactum

Height "Short 14"""

Spacing "Plant 20"" apart"

Bloom Time Early Spring to Mid-Spring

Sun / Shade Full Sun

Zones "4-8"

Soil Type Normal, Sandy

Water Needs Medium

Sold In "3.5"" square x 4"" deep"

Special Features

  • Beneficial for Pollinators

Planting Sites

  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Edgers
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant

Alyssum General Information

Alyssum are compact mound-forming perennials. A classic staple for border's edge or rock garden. Spreading plants with dense heads of golden-yellow flowers in early spring. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Alyssum Plant Care

"Cut back by a third after flowering to improve appearance. Do not cut back in fall, as plants are semi-evergreen. Remove any winter damage in spring. Division can be done in the fall, but only if you must. Alyssum resents being moved. Only fertilize every other year or so in the fall - too much fertilizer causes them to lose their compact shape."