|AURINIA saxatilis - Basket of Gold|
Brassicaceae, native to the Mediterranean.
Germination: Best sown indoors, in spring or summer, at alternating temperatures of 55 and 72° and with no cover as light aids in germination. Expect the small seeds to germinate in 10-15 days. Seeds can also be sown outdoors during the early spring.
Growth: Transplant when there are at least two sets of true leaves. Space 6-8 inches apart in full sun. Site in a sandy, well-drained soil. Shear after flowering to promote fresh, new growth.
Appearance and Use: Grow this perennial in a sunny border, rock garden, or on a sunny bank. It is a small, but upright (6-12 inch tall) perennial that is clump forming to 12 inches wide. In April and May masses of tiny, 1/2 inch diameter, pale yellow to gold flowers appear over the 1 1/4 - 3 inch long, gray-green foliage.
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