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Golden Ragwort | Plant Profile

Golden Ragwort (Packera aurea) are showy perennials with profuse spring blooms, but can be somewhat weedy. In nature, Golden Ragwort lives in low, damp woodlands and along streams and springs. The yellow flowers are flat topped and daisy-like with yellow centers. The foliage sits below the flower clusters and is dark green, heart-shaped, and slightly serrated.

Golden Ragwort prefers average fertility, medium to wet soils in full sun to part shade.

Golden Ragwort has multiple garden uses. They can be used as groundcovers for shady and damp areas. They bloom well in shade and can compliment woodland grounds spectacularly with the profuse bloom. They are also attractive along streams or ponds.


Golden Ragwort Characteristics

Golden Ragwort are easy to grow wildflowers with bright flowers that bloom in large clusters. They spread easily and can become groundcovers in optimum conditions. Propagation occurs via self-seeding so spent flowers should be deadheaded to prevent spread. Golden Ragwort can be semi-evergreen in mild winters.

There are few serious disease or insect issues that threaten Golden Ragwort.

USDA Climate Zone
Zones 3 - 8
0.50 - 2.50'
0.50 - 1.50'
Bloom Time
Medium - Wet
Full Sun - Part Shade
Deer Resistant?