Basket of Gold Compacta Alyssum Seeds

(P) Pkt of 200 seeds
Item #00070-PK-P1
$3.95
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Description

Dazzling yellow blooms to greet spring

Nothing could be easier and more rewarding for the sunny garden than this hardy, long-lived, super colorful Basket of Gold Compacta Alyssum. The yellow blooms just seem to radiate sunny warmth, entirely obscuring the foliage as they spread in beds and borders, tumble over walls, and trail from the sides of sun-soaked hanging baskets and window boxes.

The flowers are tiny and densely-set right down to the ground, on plants that reach just 6 inches high (1 foot in bloom) tall but spread freely up to 18 inches within a single season. Alyssum (also called Basket of Gold and Dwarf Goldentuft) is among the most popular choice for rock gardens, groundcover, and edging, and it's easy to see why. Basket of Gold Compacta Alyssum is not fussy about soil (it may even flower more generously in poor soils), asking only full sun to bloom all spring long on vigorous plants. A bit of drought and a lot of sun won't bother Basket of Gold Compacta Alyssum. The foliage is grayish-green, and it even blooms the first year from seed. Irresistible to butterflies and honeybees, Basket of Gold Compacta Alyssum is a gardener's helper as well as a gorgeous source of spring radiance.

Deer leave this plant alone, and Basket of Gold Compacta Alyssum needs very little maintenance to keep blooming and spreading its best for years. Shear Basket of Gold Compacta Alyssum back after flowering for a neater look (you may get a second flush of blooms in late summer or early fall), and enjoy the muted colors of the dense foliage through summer and fall. Eager to reseed and naturalize in your garden, Basket of Gold Compacta Alyssum is an ever-increasing source of beauty and pleasure.

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Genus Aurinia
Species saxatilis 'Compacta'
Item Form (P) Pkt of 200 seeds
Zone 3 - 8
Bloom Start To End Mid Spring - Late Spring
Habit Mound-shaped
Seeds Per Pack 200
Plant Height 6 in
Plant Width 20 in
Bloom Size 1 in
Additional Characteristics Easy Care Plants, Flower, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Free Bloomer, Hummingbird Lovers
Bloom Color Yellow
Foliage Color Gray, Light Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Drought Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy, Poor
Uses Beds, Containers, Ornamental, Outdoor, Border, Ground Cover, Baskets

Product Review Summary

Based on 2 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

April 14, 2019

Good start

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Started seeds on heat mat under grow lights. Seedlings have now been hardened off outside and are ready to be planted. Very satisfied.

Christian from SC
February 28, 2019

Happy Germination

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Height germination rate! Extremely happy about that!

Addicted to Perennials from IL

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