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September 4, 2012

Aurinia saxatilis ‘Summit’ (Basket of Gold)

Aurinia, or Basket of Gold, is a perennial alyssum here in Minnesota.

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Aurinia, or Basket of Gold, is a perennial alyssum here in Minnesota. Clusters of of tiny, golden yellow flowers blanket the plant from late spring through late summer. Aurinia spreads quickly, produces a large and long-lasting quantity of flowers, and is easy to care for. It’s a wonderful plant for rock gardens, borders, or cascading over a wall. The Summit variety is particularly disease resistant and drought tolerant. It grows 8-12″ tall. Prune back halfway immediately after flowering, but do not prune in fall or early spring.

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