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Alyssum saxatile 'Compacta'

Also called Gold Dust


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More About Alyssum saxatile 'Compacta'

  • AKA Aurinia saxatilis 'Compacta'
  • A low-growing perennial with fragrant yellow flowers
  • An attractive ground cover with gray-green foliage
  • Great for rock gardens or as edging plants
  • Attracts butterflies
  • Bloom Time: Spring

Zone:

3

Height:

20-30 cm

Spread:

30-50 cm

Colour:

Yellow
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Basket of Gold Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in a rocky, well-drained soil, in full sun. Clip or trim plants after blooming to maintain a bushy habit. Clumps are not easily divided, so seeding  or cuttings are the best methods of propagation.


Alyssum saxatile 'Compacta' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Fragrant
Fragrant
Ground cover
Ground cover
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Spring
Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Clumping
Mounding

Foliage Color

Gray
Green

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Rooftop (extensive)

 Suitable Substitutions for Alyssum saxatile 'Compacta'

Alchemilla mollis

Alchemilla mollis

Lady's Mantle

Alchemilla erythropoda

Alchemilla erythropoda

Dwarf Lady's Mantle