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Basket of Gold (Aurinia Saxatilis) is a type of perennial. This means you can plant it once, and it will grow back year after year.

This is a plant that grows very full and lush. It looks great as a border plant for edging around your spring gardens. If you plant the seeds about 12 inches apart you will have a gorgeous garden full of these beautiful yellow flowers.

Basket of Gold

Basket of Gold

The color of this plant is a bright yellow, gold color hence the name. It really does brighten up any spring garden.

When growing Aurinia make sure your soil is very well drained. After all, this is a very rugged flower and can live in even the worst of droughts.

The flowers needs lots of sunlight. Do not plant it near any trees. Find a spot in your yard that gets the most sunlight, and you’ll have the most luck getting them to grow.

Aurinia actually grows best in the mountains. They are a popular plant to grow in rock gardens. They can grow to be anywhere from 6 to 12 inches tall.

It needs to be planted in the fall in order to grow in the spring. As I have said before, plant the seeds about 12 inches apart because they need space to grow.

You can also grow this plant by tip cutting. Cut the tips around the end of spring to the beginning of summer. Then plant the cultivars about 4 inches apart.

Aurinia Saxatilis does not need much to survive, other then plenty of sunlight. When you water them, do not water too much, as your plant will drown, and you certainly wouldn’t want that.

This is such a pretty plant to add to your garden and it is definitely a low maintenance plant, which is always nice. It will eventually grow to be a large beautiful addition to your garden.