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Alyssum saxatile, Aurinia saxatilis ~ Basket of Gold

I grow this rock garden plant in an alpine box. Basket of Gold stays small, gives a shot of spring color and fades into the background. I use the alpine box to improve the drainage for a number of small plants. We have relatively heavy soil and due to our high groundwater plants that require good drainage do poorly. Alyssum saxatile requires regular moisture and well drained soil.

Alyssum saxatile, Basket of Gold

Flowers and foliage of Alyssum saxatile the Basket of Gold.