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Alyssum montanum Mountain Gold / Mountain Gold

    Alyssum montanum Mountain Gold / Mountain Gold


    Alyssum montanum Mountain Gold is a compact and bushy perennial with bright yellow flowers that bloom profusely from late spring to early summer.

    Product Characteristics:
    • Height: 15-20 cm (6-8 in)
    • Spread: 20-30 cm (8-12 in)
    • Flower color: Bright yellow
    • Flowering period: Late spring to early summer
    • Foliage: Gray-green, linear leaves
    • Sunlight requirements: Full sun to partial shade
    • Soil requirements: Well-draining, average to poor soil
    • Hardiness Zone: 3

    Alyssum montanum Mountain Gold is a great choice for rock gardens, borders, and containers. Its low-growing habit makes it perfect for the front of the border or as a ground cover. It also attracts pollinators like bees and butterflies to the garden.

    This plant is very hardy and tolerant of drought and heat, making it a great option for gardeners who want a low-maintenance plant. It is also deer-resistant and disease-resistant.

    Companion Plants:

    • Panicum virgatum 'Northwind' - This tall, upright grass has blue-green foliage that turns golden in the fall and produces airy, bronze-colored flower heads, providing a nice structural element to the garden alongside Mountain Gold.
    • Sedum 'Autumn Joy' - This succulent perennial has grey-green foliage and produces large, pink flower heads in late summer, which contrast nicely with the yellow blooms of Alyssum montanum.
    • Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue' - This compact ornamental grass has striking blue foliage that makes a great backdrop for the yellow flowers of Alyssum montanum.

    Care Instructions:
    Alyssum montanum Mountain Gold prefers well-draining soil and full sun to partial shade. It is tolerant of drought and heat, but regular watering is recommended during periods of extended drought. Deadheading the spent blooms will encourage more flowers to bloom.

    Final Thoughts:
    Alyssum montanum Mountain Gold is a hardy and low-maintenance plant that adds bright color to the garden. Its compact size and low-growing habit make it a versatile addition to any garden.