Creeping Basket of Gold
Alyssum montanum 'Mountain Gold'

Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Alyssum (al-ISS-um) (Info)
Species: montanum (MON-tah-num) (Info)
Cultivar: Mountain Gold
Additional cultivar information:(aka Berggold, Mountain Gold)

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Groundcovers

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Silver Springs, Nevada

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Greer, South Carolina

Salt Lake City, Utah (3 reports)

Alderwood Manor, Washington

Spokane, Washington

Sundance, Wyoming

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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Aug 5, 2010, esteve59 from Annapolis, MD wrote:

I did not have success with this plant,,,seemed pretty fragile and sensative to me...

Positive

On Jul 26, 2005, LilyLover_UT from Ogden, UT (Zone 5b) wrote:

Alyssum montanum is a short, spreading perennial with gray-green foliage that's absolutely covered with bright yellow flowers in spring. It tolerates drought and poor soil.