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Plant Profile: Aurinia “Basket of Gold”

aurinia in flower

Scented Aurinia flowers spilling over completely hide a lackluster concrete edge.

Aurinia, an early-blooming, sun-loving, bright yellow flowering perennial is a winner in early spring. If you have a sunny spot, with rocks or a concrete wall, it’s a perfect fit. It’s at its best when it has something it can spill over. The mass of intense, tiny yellow clusters of flowers softens any sharp edges and creates a glowing, frothy effect. The added bonus is that the flowers are quite heavenly scented. My garden isn’t sunny enough for aurinia, but I’m glad my neighbours grow them in their front gardens, as I love to dip my nose into them when I walk by.

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