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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
gold basket gold dust
golden tuft rock madwort
Alyssum orientale Alyssum saxatile
Aurinia can be biennials or woody-based, evergreen perennials with simple grey-green leaves and short racemes or panicles of small, yellow or white, 4-petalled flowers in late spring and early summer
A. saxatilis is an evergreen perennial to 20cm, forming a low mound of greyish-green leaves with plentiful, small, bright yellow flowers
C & SE Europe
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or East-facing
SoilSand, Chalk, Loam
pHAlkaline, Acid, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in well-drained, moderately fertile soil in an open situation in full sun
Propagate by seed sown in pots in a cold frame in autumn. Propagate by rooting softwood cuttings in early summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Banks and Slopes Low Maintenance Flower borders and beds Garden Edging Ground Cover
Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Rock Garden
Pruning Cut back after flowering to maintain compact shape
Pests May be attacked by aphids
Generally disease free
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