Aurinia saxatilis 'Citrina'
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Aurinia saxatilis 'Citrina'


  family cruciferae 
  genus aurinia 

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Genus  Aurinia Species  saxatilis Variety  Cultivar  Citrina Common names  basket-of-gold Family  CRUCIFERAE Specimen number  S11766 Data source  HtZn p83;Xeri p298
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Groundcover Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  6" - 1' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Dry Optimal soil texture  Sandy Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 04a-10b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 09-02 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  One of the common garden uses for this plant is in rock gardens. Aurinia saxatilis 'Citrina' can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -30� Fahrenheit. Basket-of-gold needs summer days with high heat. This plant does well in sandy soils. It prefers dry soils. This species is drought tolerant.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  yes Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses  Rock gardens Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Aurinia saxatilis 'Citrina' is a perennial. Leaves: Basket-of-gold has hairy leaves. Flowers: This plant has tiny open flower clusters. The blossoms are usually either white or yellow.

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