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Basket-of-Gold | Plant Profile

Basket-of-Gold (Aurinia saxatilis) are extremely showy, groundcover perennials with profuse spring blooms. After blooming, they remain attractive as the foliage creates a thick groundcover. Individual plants may reach up to 12″ tall and slightly wider.

Basket-of-Gold prefers average fertility, dry, well drained soils in full sun.

Basket-of-Gold make extremely attractive additions to rock gardens or areas where they are permitted to spill over stone fences. They can create borders for flower beds or spill over hillsides.


Basket-of-Gold Characteristics

Basket-of-Gold are attractive groundcovers with a striking bloom. However, they may struggle to survive in the warm Pittsburgh summers. While full sun is necessary for the best bloom, some afternoon shade may be appreciated in the hot summer months. Significant die back and occur in temperatures that are too hot. Cutting back the plants after flowering can help to keep a tidy appearance.

Aphids are occasional insect visitors. The most formidable threat to these perennials is the summer heat which may cause them to be short lived or better used as annuals for their spring blooms.

USDA Climate Zone
Zones 4 - 7
.50 - 1.00'
1.00 - 1.50'
Bloom Time
April - May
Full Sun
Deer Resistant?