Alyssum saxatile Goldkugel
Basket-of-Gold Gold Ball Alyssum
Details9-12" tall x 12-15" wide. A showy mid-spring bloomer, Alyssum saxatile 'Goldkugel' lights up the garden with a profusion of small, golden-yellow flowers. A tough, low water plant for dry sites, this Old World native is an outstanding companion for spring flowering bulbs such as wildflower tulips and muscari and flowering ornamental herbs. Deadhead when flowering is finished to enjoy the tidy mound of attract gray-green foliage for the rest of the growing season. Plant with Speedwells, Lavender, Rosemary, Violets or Pussy Toes.
|Common Name||Basket-of-Gold Gold Ball Alyssum|
|Botanical Name||Alyssum saxatile Goldkugel|
|Zones||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade|
|Mature Height||9-12" tall|
|Mature Spread||12-15" wide|
|Bloom Time||Mid spring|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|Soil Type||Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Very Drought Resistant / Very Waterwise, Drought Resistant / Waterwise|
|Amount of Rain||Less than 10" (with irrigation), 10 to 20"|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Native, Good Rockgarden or alpine plant, Multiplies / Naturalizes|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
- If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
- If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).
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