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Packera aurea

Native Plants

Golden Ragwort

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Summary

Golden ragwort (Packera aurea) is an easily grown garden plant with large clusters of ¾” wide daisy-like yellow flowers growing on stems 1-3’ above basal leaves. This native plant is sure to brighten shady areas of the spring garden. The foliage forms an effective groundcover in shady, moist to dry woodlands, and plants spread readily by seed and underground roots, forming large colonies. Golden ragwort can grow in the woodland garden or a shady perennial border among white wood aster (Eurybia divaricata), Christmas fern (Polystichum acrostichoides), marginal wood-fern (Dryopteris marginalis),  wideleaf bluestar (Amsonia tabernaemontana)and purple phacelia (Phacelia bipinnatifida). Formerly known as Senecio aureus. Zones 3-8. 


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  • Plant Type
    perennial 
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    filtered-shade-to-full-sun 
  • Foliage Character
    evergreen 
  • Soil Moisture
    average-to-moist 
  • Flowering Period
    early-to-mid-spring
  • Soil PH
    adaptable 
  • Flower Color
    yellow 
  • Summer Foliage Color
    green 
  • Other Scientific Names

    Senecio aureus

     
  • Fall Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fruit/Seed Color
    tan