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DESCRIPTION: Sown in early spring, this cherished heirloom quickly matures into a glorious mat of bright yellow in a dazzling floral display all season long; trim back to get returning blooms; an arresting sight when massed.
BOTANICAL NAME: Alyssum montanum 'Mountain Gold'
OTHER NAMES: Basket-of-Gold, Madwort, Gold-dust and Dwarf Goldentuft
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 15 cm
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 50 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Full Sun
FLOWER COLOUR: Bright yellow
FLOWERING TIME: Late spring
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Silver
COLD HARDINESS: Zone 3 ( Should survive up to -39.9° Celsius )
WATER NEEDS: Drought tolerant
OTHER FEATURES: Fragrant Flowers, Deer Resistant, Groundcover
Gold Dust Alyssum is covered in stunning clusters of fragrant yellow star-shaped flowers along the stems from mid spring to mid fall. Its small narrow leaves remain dark green in colour throughout the year.
Gold Dust Alyssum is a dense herbaceous evergreen perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Gold Dust Alyssum is recommended for the following landscape applications:
Planting & Growing
Gold Dust Alyssum will grow to be only 5 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and tends to be biennial, meaning that it puts on vegetative growth the first year, flowers the second, and then dies.
This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.
*We must be contacted within 7 days of delivery and plants must be taken care of, unplanted and watered until we can pick them up.
**Cedars & Perennials only come with an in-season warranty only. Warranty does not apply to frost damage, hail damage, wind damage or any other acts of mother nature. Plants must be properly planted, properly watered and cared for. Warranty only applies to items purchased at full price or to a maximum discount of 10% unless otherwise specified.