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As a comment about Basket of Gold (Aurinia saxatilis), Mike wrote:

The plant looks great spilling over my neighbor's stone wall, but I haven't had as much luck with it. What I've learned is that it prefers average, dry soil, rather than the rich moist soil found in my garden. Where Basket-of-Gold is concerned, moist rich soil + summer humidity = untidy, short-lived plant. For this reason, I've read that many southern gardeners grow it sort of like an annual (planted in the fall so that it blooms in early spring and dies in the summer).
Name: Taqiyyah
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Container Gardener Bee Lover Region: Mid-Atlantic Vegetable Grower Seed Starter Salvias
Roses Plant and/or Seed Trader Winter Sowing Region: Maryland
Feb 3, 2015 10:01 AM CST
I was very surprised mine didn't spread and bloom like regular alyssum does in my garden. I should have taken a hint from those silvery fuzzy leaves. We have wet winters here, too. I think I'll use Alyssum montanum instead this spring.

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