Basket of Gold is a fitting common name for this golden yellow Alyssum. This low-growing, spreading perennial produces a profuse spring bloom of bright yellow flowers that are particularly attractive in rock gardens, sprawled over rocks, or cascading down rock walls. Butterflies, bees, and birds also love these dainty wildflower clusters! After bloom, its attractive silver-green foliage makes a wonderful ground cover.
Season: Perennial USDA Zones: 3 - 9 Height: 4 - 6 inches Bloom Season: Mid-spring to mid-summer Bloom Color: Gold Environment: Full sun to partial shade Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.0 - 6.5 Deer Resistant: Yes
Temperature: 64 - 70F Average Germ Time: 7 - 21 days Light Required: Yes Depth: Cover seed lightly with peat moss after sowing Sowing Rate: Approximately 5000 Alyssum seeds cover 100 square feet or 4 - 6 seeds per plant Moisture: Keep soil slightly moist but not wet Plant Spacing: 6 inches