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Packera aurea

Native Plants

Golden Ragwort

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Summary

Golden ragwort is an easily grown garden plant with large clusters of yellow flowers that brighten shady areas of the spring garden. The large clusters of ¾” daisy-like flowers grow on stems 1-3’ above basal leaves. The foliage forms an effective groundcover in shady, moist to dry woodlands. The 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 Eurybia divaricata, Polystichum acrostichoides, Dryopteris marginalis, Amsonia tabernaemontana and Phacelia bipinnatifida.


More Details

  • Plant Type
    perennial 
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    filtered-shade, partial-shade 
  • Foliage Character
    evergreen 
  • Soil Moisture
    average, dry, moist 
  • Flowering Period
    late-spring, 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