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Native Plants

Golden Ragwort

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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.

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    filtered-shade, partial-shade 
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  • Soil Moisture
    average, dry, moist 
  • Flowering Period
    late-spring, mid-spring
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  • Other Scientific Names

    Senecio aureus

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