Alyssum compactum Gold Dust

"Basket of Gold, Golden Tuft"

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.

"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."


Type: Perennials
Height: "Short 14"""
Spacing: "Plant 20"" apart"
Bloom Time:
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: "4-8"   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: ,
Flower: Yellow
Accent: Yellow
Pot Size: "3.5"" square x 4"" deep"

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • 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."