AURINIA saxatilis ‘Summit’

Basket of Gold –

0901 Low bushy mound of gray green leaves. Good for edging, rock gardens, and mixed containers. Drought tolerant, evergreen, fragrant, deer resistant, groundcover.

A well-behaved and disease resistant groundcover prized for its rousing floral display of tiny, golden yellow flowers borne just above the foliage. It forms fairly large mounds of silvery-green leaves. It’s especially attractive when planted on slopes or in the crevices of stone walls.

Winchester Gardens generally stocks this item. 

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Basket of Gold
Summit
Perennial
3
Spring
Yellow
Grey Green
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Yes

8″
15-20″

Site Selection
This plant demands full sun and very well-drained soil that is kept on the dry side. Plants grown in rich, moist soil have a tendancy to rot.

Care
To increase longevity, the foliage should be cut back by 1/3 after blooming. Propagate by division in fall.

Companion Plants
Verbena – ‘Homestead Purple’ verbena looks especially stunning when paired with the brilliant yellow mounds of basket-of-gold.
Phlox – Creeping phlox blooms in spring with basket-of-gold and teams beautifully with the silvery foliage of basket-of-gold after it is done blooming.
Rock cress – Purple rock cress makes a great partner with basket-of-gold, cascading over a low retaining wall or in the rock garden.

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