Hardiness: USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 °C (-35 °F) 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 Light Shade Partial to Full Shade
Danger: All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Bloom Color: Bright Yellow
Bloom Time: Mid Spring Late Spring/Early Summer Mid Summer Late Summer/Early Fall Mid Fall
On Apr 28, 2012, Clint07 from Bethlehem, PA wrote:
It's quite attractive with leaves that were evergreen in my Zone 6 shady plot. It was too successful; after a year, I ripped it out before it took over the whole bed. Transplanted it to a place where it couldn't spread so that I could enjoy its beauty safely.
On Jul 12, 2007, FORDSON from BLYTH United Kingdom wrote:
WE WOULD NOT GROW THIS PLANT IN OUR GARDEN. IT IS VERY INVASIVE, OUR LOCAL COUNCIL LAST SUMMER HAD SQUADS OF EMPLOYEES UPROOTING THIS PLANT, WHICH GROWS WILD ON THE SEAFRONT AND SAND DUNE AREA . I BELIEVE THE REASON FOR THIS IS THAT THE PLANT IS DEADLY POISONOUS TO HORSES WHEN IT IS IN THE WILT STAGE.
On Feb 17, 2006, trifunov from Brandon, MS (Zone 8a) wrote:
Wonderful evergreen groundcover with low-growing, large (2-3 inches) round dark green leaves. Spreads quickly in my wet solid clay soil. Shallow roots make it easy to dig out clumps and transplant (or to keep in control). Yellow daisy flowers are a bit spindly, but one of the earliest spring flowers in my garden (before the daffodils even). This is a great groundcover for sun.
On Jul 12, 2003, Toxicodendron from Piedmont, MO (Zone 6a) wrote:
Hardy plants that take no maintenance other than deadheading to prevent volunteer seedlings. Best use is in naturalized areas with poor dry soil and full sun, otherwise it tends to take over. Senecio obovatus has similar blooms, but produces an ovate leaf instead of the round/heart shape that S. aureus has.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Wichita, Kansas Loch Lynn Heights, Maryland Takoma Park, Maryland Bridgewater, Massachusetts Grosse Ile, Michigan Brandon, Mississippi Cole Camp, Missouri Piedmont, Missouri Frenchtown, New Jersey Metuchen, New Jersey Highland Heights, Ohio Ashley, Pennsylvania Aiken, South Carolina Spokane, Washington