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Aurinia saxatilis
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Plant Type: Perennials

This special dwarf variety of Basket of Gold is tight, compact, and very attractive. Light to golden yellow flowers in spring. Combine with red tulips, blue phlox, and candytuft for a wonderful early spring color display. Excellent in rock gardens, the front of the border, and as a ground cover. Looks incredible cascading down walls. Drought tolerant, suitable for xeriscaping.

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Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season.

Flower Color


Foliage Color

Evergreen Silver/Gray

Plant Spread

12 in.

Good Companions

This plant is wonderful with blue spring bulbs such as dwarf iris. Under plant with Tulips for early spring color.

Plant Height

6 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Characteristics & Attributes


Rock gardens, Front of the border, Drought tolerant, Ground cover

Bloom Time

Late spring/early summer

Critter Resistance


Full sun to light shade

Growth Rate

Seasonal Interests