Alyssum compactum Gold Dust

Basket of Gold, Madwort, Golden Tuft

Type: Perennials
Height: Short 14" (Plant 20" apart)
Bloom Time: Early Spring to Mid-Spring
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 4-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy
Flower / Accent: Yellow / Yellow
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
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.

Features to Note:

  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • 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.

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.

$9.95 ea.
(3+) $9.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: ALGD