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A shrubby perennial European herb (Aurinia saxatilis syn. Alyssum saxatile) in the mustard family, widely grown for its grayish-green foliage and profusion of small, golden-yellow flowers.
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a widely cultivated alyssum, Aurinia saxatilis (or Alyssum saxatile), of the mustard family, growing in dense clumps and having clusters of small yellow flowers.
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Mrs JS Fitton A You're looking for Aurinia saxatilis - which used to be known as Alyssum Gold Dust.
Flowers to Attract the Good Bugs BENEFICIALS FLOWER BLOOM TIME ATTRACTED Basket-of-Gold Early spring LB, HF (Aurinia saxatilis, aka Alyssum saxatilis) Wood betony Spring/summer HF (Stachys officinalis) Golden marguerite * Spring through fall LW, LB, HF W, T (Anthemis tinctoria) Carpet bugleweed Late spring/ LB, HF (Ajuga reptans) early summer Rocky Mountain penstemon Late spring through LB, HF (Penstemon strictus) summer Alpine cinquefoil Spring LB, HF, W (Potentilla crantzii, aka P.
Good perennial choices include basket-of-gold (Aurinia saxatilis), common aubrieta, creeping basket-of-gold (Alyssum montanurn), English primrose (P.
The other best-known species, the bright yellow rock plant Alyssum saxatile, has also been shunted off to be called Aurinia saxatilis.
Use: Combine the species listed above with rosemary and santolina; basket-of-gold (Aurinia saxatilis) and blue and yellow bearded irises; or sword ferns and green-flowered Corsican hellebore.
They include basket-of-gold (Aurinia saxatilis), dead nettle (Lamium maculatum), diascia, evergreen candytuft (Iberis sempervirens), geranium, nepeta, rockcress (Arabis), Santa Barbara daisy (Erigeron karvinskianus), Serbian bellflower (Campanula poscharskyana), and Swan River daisy (Brachycome multifida).
For certain bloom this spring, buy them in 4-inch or gallon containers: columbine (Aquilegia), perennial alyssum (Aurinia saxatilis, sold as Alyssum saxatile), foxglove (Digitalis), coral bells (Heuchera sanguinea), and evergreen candytuft (Iberis sempervirens).
Perennial alyssum (Aurinia saxatilis, often sold as Alyssum saxatile).