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500 Basket of Gold Alyssum Golden Tuft Seeds Aurinia Saxatilis

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  • Model: TGW-ASAX
  • Manufactured by: The Gardening World

Description

This old-fashioned perennial from Europe adds sunny color to the garden in springtime. Plants grow in low mounds of 8-12 inches tall, and flowers are bright yellow with 4 petals. It is right at home in the rock garden or along border edges. Basket-of-Gold prefers sunny locations and drier soils.

Basket of Gold, a type of creeping alyssum, is native to sunny areas of central and southern Europe, especially the Mediterranean region. Though described by Linnaeus in 1753, it can be traced to earlier times. In medieval folk medicine, this flower was called "madwort" because of the belief that it would cure insanity and rabies. Legend has it that wearing a sprig of this flower will dispel anger from others. Because of its low, cascading growth and preference for dry and rocky ground, Basket of Gold makes a popular choice for rock gardens, paths, or dry slopes.

***ANY PURCHASE OF ANY 2 SEED PACKS OR MORE AT CHECKOUT (NOT EVERY ITEM) WILL RECEIVE ONE FREE PACK OF VEGETABLE OR FLOWER SEEDS PER ORDER.***

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Flower Facts

  • Name - Basket of Gold
  • Scientific Name - Alyssum saxatile
  • Product Type - Flower Seeds
  • Cycle - Perennial
  • Color - Yellow
  • Height - 8"-12"
  • Sun - Full Sun
  • Moisture - Dry, Moderate
  • Bloom Period - Spring/Summer
  • USDA Hardiness Zones - 4-10

GERMINATION

For most efficient growth, direct sow the seed in late summer or autumn; it will remain dormant until spring. If started indoors, the seed will need to be stratified. Mix the seed with an equal amount of sand and keep it in the refrigerator for 4-6 weeks, then sow it in the surface of the soil in a flat. Keep the soil evenly moist and the temperature around 70 degrees F. Germination should take place within 14 days. After the last chance of frost, transplant the seedlings about 12" apart. Seeds can also be direct sown outdoors after being stratified. This plant is often grown among rocks, on along gravel paths or walls, or as an edging in large pots. It is very hardy and adapts to may soils, though it prefers full sun and dry or well drained soil.

PLANTING

After the plant finishes flowering, the mat of green foliage can be left as ground cover or it can be cut back to tidy its growth; the new leaves will bloom again if the growing season is long enough. Though this plant loves hot sun, humidity will damage its growth. In regions with high heat and humidity, it grows well as an annual that can be removed after it blooms. If soil moisture is excessive or the soil drains poorly, the plant will rot. Basket of Gold will reseed prolifically, producing increased growth every spring. This plant attracts bees, butterflies, and birds as well as repelling deer.

MORE INFO

Origin: Central and Southern Europe, Other Common Names: Gold Dust Alyssum, Rock Madwort, Gold-Dust. Golden-Tuft Alyssum, Rockery Flower, Duration: Perennial, Bloom Time: Spring/Summer Height: 8-12 inches, Spacing: 12-15 inches Light: Full Sun, Soil Moisture: Dry, USDA Zone: 3a-10b, Produces a cascading, low growing plant with oval, dusty green leaves and a carpet of bright yellow blossoms.


All of our vegetable seeds are heirloom or organic unless otherwise stated. No chemicals or pesticides. All seeds we carry are either for the current growing season or for the next growing season to come which is why OUR seeds have such a high germination rate and will last for years if stored properly. We do not sell old seeds. Our heirloom seeds are all gathered and packaged by hand so no weed seeds or anything other than what you ordered will be in your seed packets. We do not carry any GMO or altered seeds.

WE DO COMBINE ALL YOUR SEEDS FOR ONE SHIPPING PRICE. FREE SHIPPING ON ANY ADDITIONAL SEEDS! ONE FLAT SHIPPING FEE OF $2.99 FOR ORDERS IN THE UNITED STATES NO MATTER HOW MANY SEEDS YOU ORDER. COMBINED SHIPPING APPLIES TO AN UNLIMITED NUMBER OF SEEDS PAID FOR DURING CHECKOUT AT SAME TIME. YOU MUST CHECKOUT WITH ALL SEEDS AT THE SAME TIME, IN THE SAME TRANSACTION IN ORDER TO GET COMBINED SHIPPING. EVERY PACKAGE HAS TRACKING SO WE WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PACKAGES LOST ONCE IN THE HANDS OF THE POST OFFICE. IF YOU WANT TO YOU CAN REQUEST YOUR PACKAGE BE INSURED FOR EXTRA.

All seeds will come in a 2x3 resealable plastic zip lock bag, shipped in a protective bubble mailer with tracking. If you have any questions you can message us at any time.




This product was added to our catalog on Friday 29 September, 2017.



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