Basket Of Gold

A robust perennial for the rock garden.
Common name : Basket Of Gold
Scientific name : Alyssum saxatile
Family : Brassicaceae
Category : Perennials
Type of plant : Perennial
Flowery
Flowery
Frost resistant
Frost resistant
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Sowing & planting

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Flowering

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Caracteristics

Exposition
Water needs
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Frost-resistance High
Zone USDA 5a
Height 20 - 30
pH 7 - 8

Plant my basket of gold

Preferably, plant in the fall. The basket of gold appreciates a mineral environment and a good drainage: it finds its place in a wall of dry stones. It is important to highlight its lining and falling appearance. A limestone land does not present a problem. Prepare the soil by digging (to decompact without necessarily turning it, with a pitchfork), a scratching and a raking. Add an amendment, if the soil is not very rich. Plant the perennials with a spacing of 20 cm between plants. Thoroughly tamp the soilto not let air in contact with the roots, then water abundantly.

Water my basket of gold

Plant resistant to a long period of drought, the watering of the basket of gold will be only very occasional, once the plant well installed in the ground. In pots, water moderately but allow the substrate to dry well before watering again. Unless otherwise specified, do not wet the foliage: the plants "drink" by their roots. Seedlings should be watered gently. Keep them permanently moist to get germination.

Weed my basket of gold

In perennial species, weeding also means working your flowerbed – don't let anything develop too quickly to the detriment of others.

Cut down my basket of gold

Prune short after flowering to obtain a compact habit.

Fertilize my basket of gold

Once a year, preferably at the beginning of winter, bring to the base of your baskets of gold an organic amendment like compost not completely decomposed.

Propagate my basket of gold

The basket of gold has a limited life - about 5 or 6 years. Think of multiplying it! The seeds of the basket of gold are ripe very quickly after flowering, then cut the short flower stems and keep them in a paper bag. The seeds will fall to the bottom of the bag after a few weeks. Sow in a pot under a winter frame in autumn. You can also let some seeds spread naturally, or if the winter promises to be rough, shelter some seedlings.

Mulch my basket of gold

Mulching the perennial plants will save you from watering and weeding. A mineral mulch is fine for Aurinia, but wood chips will also do.

Check on my basket of gold

Beware of aphids. Treat preferably with ladybug larvae.

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