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Basket of Gold, Golden Alison
Scientific Name: Aurinia saxatilis (L.) Desv.
Synonym: Aethionema saxatile, Alyssum saxatile
Family: Brassicaceae
Basket of Gold, Golden Alison (Aurinia saxatilis)
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Alyssum saxatile in the Curtis Botanical Magazine
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 1-24,32-43
USDA: 4-10

Heat Tolerance: Short-lived in warmer areas

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Mediterranean basin in rocky areas

Growth Habits: Perennial, up to 18 inches tall (45 cm), 1 foot spread (30 cm); gray leaves, 2 to 5 inches long.

Watering Needs: Low to moderate water, well drained soil

Propagation: Seeds in spring, self-sows, cuttings in early summer

The species epithet 'saxatilis' comes from the Latin for 'growing among rocks'.

Abundant yellow flowers in spring and early summer

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