Perennial - The Alyssum Basket of Gold Compacta, 'Aurina saxatilis', is a wonderful water-wise groundcover with dense clusters of golden-yellow spring flowers. This special dwarf variety of Basket of Gold is tight, compact, and very attractive. Combine the Alyssum Basket of Gold with red tulips, blue phlox, and candytuft for a wonderful early spring color display. The dense clusters of tiny, golden yellow flowers are massed on top of the short plant. They will bloom early in the spring for 2 to 4 weeks. The Basket of Gold perfers full sun to light shade and well drained soils. They are very drought tolerant and only need water when they begin to stress. Plant in the spring 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost date or in the late fall. This plant is excellent in rock gardens, in hanging baskets, in the foreground of borders, and as a ground cover.