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.
September 4, 2012
Aurinia saxatilis ‘Summit’ (Basket of Gold)
Aurinia, or Basket of Gold, is a perennial alyssum here in Minnesota.