Botanical name: Aurinia saxatilis Family: Brassicaceae (Mustard family)
Synonyms: Alyssum saxatile, Crucifera saxatilis
Basket of Gold is a little, rounded, evergreen perennial that can grow 4-12 inches high, forming a mound up to 16-20 in across. The flowers are clear yellow, but the various cultivars produce flowers in white, cream, lemon or gold. It has 5-12 cm long oblanceolate to obovate-oblong stalked basal leaves, obscurely toothed to entire, upper leaves are stalkless and smaller. Since its natural habitat is rocky, mountainous country, it is ideal for a rock garden, for dry, sloping ground, or for edging garden beds, provided the drainage is excellent. This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit. Basket of Gold is native to Turkey, southern and central Europe.
Identification credit: Gurcharan Singh
The flower labeled Basket of Gold is ...