CRCCD – Golden Groundsel


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Packera aurea (syn. Senecio aureus)


Soil:  Moist
Moisture:  Average to Wet
Light:  Full to Part Sun
Plant Height:  6 to 30 inches
Plant Width:  12 to 18 inches
Pests:  None
Landscape Value:  Great in woodland gardens, along streams and ponds, in rain gardens, native gardens, borders, and naturalized areas.

Easy-to-grow and thrives in moist shady locations.  Freely self-seeds and naturalizes into large colonies.  Heart-shaped basal leaves form an attractive ground cover as long as soil moisture is consistent.  Leaves are dark green above and purplish beneath.  Flat-topped clusters of yellow daisy-like flowers bloom in spring on 1 to 2 foot stalks.  When planted en masse, lends a golden glow to the spring landscape. Prefers partial shade.  If grown in full sun, requires more moisture.  Tolerates wet soil and seasonal flooding.  Attracts bees.

1-quart pot

Photo credits:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (photos by Stephanie Brundage, James L. Reveal, Thomas L. Muller)
Missouri Botanical Garden