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Aurinia saxatilis

Aurinia saxatilis
basket of gold

Synonym(s) Alyssum saxatile
Common name basket of gold
Family brassicaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers yellow
Size 12"
Light full sun
Cultural notes well drained soil, drought tolerant
From seed self-seeds in our garden

Stays compact with clusters of yellow flowers, blooming from April into June. We allow self-sown volunteers to overtake their mother plants regularly, since the plants get a bit rangy after a few years. Maybe shearing/pruning would help, too :-)

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

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