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Gold dust

Aurinia saxatilis

Gold basket, Golden tuft, Rock madwort

Aurinia saxatilis is a low growing evergreen perennial that forms soft looking clumps. From mid to late spring to early summer, A. saxatilis produces panicles of yellow flowers. The leaves are hairy with a silvery green colour and a simple ovoid shape. This plant is ideally suited to full sun and well-drained soil. Can be used as an edging plant, in a rock garden, in a container, or on backs and slopes.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Spring, Summer

Harvesting

Not generally harvested

Propagation

Seed
Easily propagated by seed. Sow from February to April in 0.5cm deep in a seed tray, can be placed in a cold frame, unheated glasshouse or on a windowsill in a warm kitchen. Is prone to self-seeding.
Cuttings
Semi-ripe cuttings can be taken late summer to early autumn.
Notes
Can be propagated by seed and semi-ripe cuttings

Special features

Geography

Origin
Europe, Eurasia
Natural climate
Rocky mountainous areas

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Alkaline, Neutral, Acid
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Personality

Family
Brassicaceae
Flower colour
Yellow
Scent
Mild - Unpleasant smell

Problems

Generally pest and disease free
Aphids
Aphids
Aphidoidea spp.

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