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DESCRIPTION: This hardy variety is perfect for edging a border or accenting a rock garden; yellow flower clusters appear above a mounded cushion of leaves from mid spring to early summer; trim after flowering to maintain bushy habit; drought tolerant once established.
BOTANICAL NAME: Alyssum montanum 'Berggold'
OTHER NAMES: Mountain Alyssum, Madwort
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 15 cm
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 45 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun
FLOWER COLOUR: Mixed, shades of purple, lavender and white
FLOWERING TIME: Summer
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Green
COLD HARDINESS: 2B
WATER NEEDS: Average
OTHER FEATURES: Cut Flower, Attracts Butterflies
Mountain Gold Alyssum is blanketed in stunning clusters of fragrant yellow flowers at the ends of the stems from mid spring to early summer. Its tomentose oval leaves remain grayish green in colour with hints of silver throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Mountain Gold Alyssum is an herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. 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.
Mountain Gold Alyssum is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Mountain Gold Alyssum will grow to be only 4 inches tall at maturity extending to 6 inches tall with the flowers, 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 under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.
This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to dry locations, and dislikes excessive moisture. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in sandy soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.
Mountain Gold Alyssum is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our experts for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.
*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.
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