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Origin: Introduced US Wildflower
Other Common Names: Gold Dust Alyssum, Rock Madwort. Golden-Tuft Alyssum
Bloom Time: Summer
Height: 6 in to 12 in
Spacing: 15 in to 24 in
Light: Full Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
USDA Zone: 3a-10b
Germination: No pre-treatment needed. Sow seeds just below soil surface at 70F and water.
Seeds Per Oz: 35000
Basket of Gold, a type of creeping alyssum, is native to sunny areas of central and southern Europe, especially the Mediterranean region. Though described by Linnaeus in 1753, it can be traced to earlier times. In medieval folk medicine, this flower was called "madwort" because of the belief that it would cure insanity and rabies. Legend has it that wearing a sprig of this flower will dispel anger from others. Because of its low, cascading growth and preference for dry and rocky ground, Basket of Gold makes a popular choice for rock gardens, paths, or dry slopes. This plant received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
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