What is the name of basket of gold? The botanical name of Basket-of-gold plants is Aurinia saxtilis and the plant has bright gold flowers that seem to reflect the sun’s golden rays. Although the individual flowers of the plant are small, and they bloom in large clusters that intensify the effect. What is the size of basket of gold? Basket-of-gold plants grow a foot (30 cm.) high and as much as two feet (60 cm.) wide, and the plants make fantastic ground covers for sunny areas.

Furthermore, Basket-of-gold plant care is very easy in areas with mild summers, although in hot, humid climates the plants tend to die back in midsummer. If shearing doesn’t revive the plants, try growing them as annuals. Sow the Basket of gold seeds in summer or set out bedding plants in early fall. Pull up the Basket-of-gold plants after they flower the following year. You can easily grow basket-of-gold flowers as perennials in USDA plant hardiness zones three through seven.


How to Grow Basket-of-Gold Plant

 Make sure you plant basket-of-gold in a sunny location with average, well-draining soil. The basket-of-gold plants perform poorly in rich or overly moist sites. Make sure you keep the soil moist while the seedlings are small. Once the plants are established you can cut back to an occasional watering to keep the soil from drying out. An abundance of moisture actually causes root rot. You can use a very thin layer of organic mulch, or better yet, use gravel or another type of inorganic mulch. Shear off the top one-third of the basket-of-gold plants in summer after the petals drop. Shearing revitalizes the basket-of-gold plants and also prevents the plant from going to seed. The basket-of-gold plants don’t need division to stay healthy, however if you want to divide them, do so right after shearing. In warm climates, you’ll have another opportunity to divide the basket-of-gold plants in fall. The Basket-of-gold plants only need fertilizer every other year or so. Too much fertilizer can easily results in poor flowering, and the plants may lose their compact shape. Scatter some organic fertilizer or a couple of handfuls of compost around the basket-of-gold plants in fall. The Basket-of-gold flowers really make an excellent companion for spring bulbs and sedums. 


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