Alyssum saxatile 'Compactum'

Golddust (Basket of Gold)

Categories: Herbaceous Perennial

 A popular rock garden or ground cover. A low, trailing mound of silvery grey leaves, bearing a mass of bright-yellow/gold flowers. 

More About Alyssum saxatile 'Compactum'

  • old-time spring bloomer

Does best in dry, rocky soil and prefers to full sun to light shade.  Blooms: Mid Spring to mid Summer.  Drought tolerant. 


3-6 in


1-2 ft

Hardiness Zone:


Alyssum saxatile 'Compactum' Characteristics


  • Dried Flower
  • Edging
  • Ground Cover
  • Mass Plant


  • Part Sun/Part Shade
  • Does best in full sun

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Rapid

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Early Spring
  • Summer
  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Early Spring
  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average
  • Needs well drained soil

Flower Color

  • Yellow
  • Gold


  • Cascading
  • Spreading
  • Creeping