The Basket of Gold (Aurinia saxatilis 'Summit') or Perennial Alyssum, is one of the most popular spring-flowering perennials, most often seen in rock gardens or as a border edging! Hardy in USDA growing zones 3 through 7, this ground cover is very cold and hardy and the foliage can remain grey-green in warmer climates, but in colder zones, it is a perennial.
It forms a low, bushy mound of grey-green leaves, smothered by masses of tiny, bright golden-yellow flowers for several weeks. After bloom, the silver-green foliage makes a wonderful groundcover all season long and into the winter!
The Basket of Gold will provide a brilliant shot of color in the spring that will attract butterflies, and beautiful, silver-green foliage the rest of the year that is anything but boring. Only growing to about 7-9 inches tall at maturity, Basket of Gold can spread to a sizeable 15-20 inches in width.
Ideal low-growing groundcover and mat-forming flowering plants are perfect for edging garden beds and framing garden paths with brilliant golden blooms and silvery foliage. Let ramble over planter sides, rock gardens and cascading over container edges.
The easy carefree nature and low maintenance needs of Alyssum make them fantastic anywhere in the sunny garden, but look best in cottage gardens, perennial borders and pollinator beds as vivid groundcover when in bloom, and cool, fine-textured foliage the rest of the year.
The Basket of Gold is a drought-tolerant, evergreen groundcover that prefers full sun. It is a compact plant that has excellent disease resistance! Immediately after blooming, prune plants back by half to retain the dense form and ensure abundant blooms each season! Provide a moderately moist well-drained soil location for these plants to do their best.
Basket of Gold Perennial Alyssum is the brilliant evergreen groundcover that your garden has been craving! Order these low-growing vivid perennials today from NatureHills.com!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Aurinia saxatilis 'Summit'|
|Mature Height||7 - 9 inches|
|Mature Spread||15 - 20 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Brilliant Yellow|