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Basket Of Gold Compacta in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Aurinia saxatilis 'Compacta' syn. Aurinia saxatilis 'Compactum'

 

Basket Of Gold 'Compacta'

Aurinia saxatilis (commonly referred to as Basket Of Gold, Gold Dust, or Golden Alyssum) is a species which forms a low mounding plant of evergreen foliage, with grey-green leaves, and clusters of yellow flowers. It is closely related to Alyssum and is part of the Brassicaceae family. It is native to parts of central Europe, although has been introduced into some parts of north America. It's natural habitat is mountainous rocky cliff faces and is ideal to plant in rock gardens or on sloping sights with good drainage. Flowers are generally bright yellow in the spring and summer, although some cultivars have been introduced with varying shades of yellow. 'Compacta' (or 'Compactum' as it is sometimes sold as) is a low compact form with golden yellow flowers.

 
plant Features
  • Basket Of Gold Compacta likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Basket Of Gold Compacta likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Basket Of Gold Compacta is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Basket Of Gold Compacta likes free draining

    Free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Basket Of Gold 'Compacta'

Latin name

Aurinia saxatilis 'Compacta' syn. Aurinia saxatilis 'Compactum'

type

Herbaceous Perennial

family

Brassicaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Basket Of Gold Compacta likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Basket Of Gold Compacta is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Basket Of Gold Compacta likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Basket Of Gold Compacta likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Basket Of Gold Compacta is 0.40meters x 0.20meters 0.40 M 0.20 M

Aurinia saxatilis 'Compacta' syn. Aurinia saxatilis 'Compactum'

Aurinia saxatilis (commonly referred to as Basket Of Gold, Gold Dust, or Golden Alyssum) is a species which forms a low mounding plant of evergreen foliage, with grey-green leaves, and clusters of yellow flowers. It is closely related to Alyssum and is part of the Brassicaceae family. It is native to parts of central Europe, although has been introduced into some parts of north America. It's natural habitat is mountainous rocky cliff faces and is ideal to plant in rock gardens or on sloping sights with good drainage. Flowers are generally bright yellow in the spring and summer, although some cultivars have been introduced with varying shades of yellow. 'Compacta' (or 'Compactum' as it is sometimes sold as) is a low compact form with golden yellow flowers.


Planting Outdoors

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Container grown plants can be planed out in spring.

 

Propagation by seed

From Early Autumn TO Late Autumn

In autumn sow seeds under glass.

 

Propagation by cutting

From Mid Spring TO Early Summer

Take soft wood cuttings in spring to early summer. Cleanly cut up to a 10cm long stems, remove lower leaves and pinch the tip out, dip the stem into rooting hormone, fill a container/pot with suitable compost, make holes around the edge of it and plant the cuttings, water in well, cover with a polythene bag and place somewhere warm, lake the bag off twice a week to air the cuttings. Keep the cuttings moist until well rooted. Harden off when well rooted and pot on into individual pots increasing the airing to let the leaves to develop. Remove rotten, dying or dead cuttings regularly.

 
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