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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    These sweet-smelling golden flowers are ideal for the front of the border in spring when bulbs are blooming.

    Latin Name

    Aurinia saxatilis


    Family

    Brassicaceae


    Also Known As

    Golden-tuft Alyssum Rock Madwort Gold Dust


    Type of Plant

    Annual

    Bloom Season

    April - May


    Seasons

    Spring

    Specifications

    Max Height: 1'
    Max Spread: 1.5'

    Uses

  • Annual
  • Flower Border
  • Ground Cover
  • Naturalize

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tollerances

  • Drought
  • Dry Soil
  • Shallow-Rocky Soil

  • Colors


    Native Range

    Central and Southeastern Europe


    History

    Horticulturist Henry Middleton of South Carolina had this plant in his garden by 1800.


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