Aurinia saxatilis 'Compacta'
GOLD DUST Basket-Of-Gold
Gold Dust basket-of-gold is covered in dense clusters of tiny, intense canary-yellow spring flowers. Blooms are so brilliant a planting of Gold Dust basket-of-gold, one hundred yards in the distance can be seen sparkling. Growth is vigorous and spreading to 6-9″ tall, 12-18″ across. Plants rapidly form gray-green clumps.
Gold Dust basket-of-gold creates a stunning sight when growing at the edge of beds or borders; plants are showy and beautiful cascading over rocks and walls. Evergreen, easy-to-grow and winter hardy to zone 3.
How to Plant Basket-of-Gold Seeds
Plant basket-of-gold: Sow seed in cell packs or flats, press into soil but do not cover. Needs light to germinate. Kept at 65°F., seeds germinate in 7-14 days. Transplant basket-of-gold seedlings into the garden 1´ apart.
Grow basket-of-gold: Plants prefer full sun in mild summer areas, afternoon shade where it is hot. Needs moderate to little water once established. Shear back basket-of-gold plants by ⅓ after flowering to keep them looking neat. Will self sow when some flowers are left to mature. Basket-of-gold plants tolerate heat and drought, and are deer resistant. Flowers attract butterflies.
Basket-of-gold cold tolerance: Gold Dust basket-of-gold is winter hardy to USDA zone 3, -40 to -35°F.