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Basket-of-gold 'Compacta'

  • Lawns and Ground Covers
Basket of gold
Photo: Jardin botanique de Montréal (Gilles Murray)
Alyssum saxatile 'Compactum'



Origin and description

Creeping habit
Blooms: gold, May-June
Foliage: silver, persisting
Height: 20-30 cm
Spacing: 30 cm and more

Common name

Basket-of-gold 'Compacta

Latin name (genus)

Aurinia saxatilis 'Compacta' (syn. Alyssum saxatile 'Compactum')

English common name

French common name

Botanical family

  • Brassicaceae

Growing conditions

Exposure: full sun

Rapid growth

Pruning and maintenance

Divide when plants are young because taproots are formed by the end of the season.


Ground covers - Rock gardens - Low walls

See also

Pests and diseases
Physiological disorders

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