Golden Ragwort


Packera aurea
formerly: Senecio aureus
Asteraceae


Yellow Swish

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Purple buds give rise to flat topped clusters of golden yellow 1 inch daisy-like flowers atop erect flowering stems from April through July, long stalked basal leaves are round to heart-shaped up to 6 inch long - they are semi-evergreen (with a tendency for purple on the underside) and make a nice ground cover, smaller stalkless dissected leaves continue up each flowering stem, clump forming by creeping rhizomes, tolerant of most soils (even clay!), food plant for Northern Metalmark Butterfly caterpillars (Calephelis borealis), nectar source for bees and butterflies, good rain garden plant, fragrant roots.

Average To Moist
Sun To Part Shade
1-3 foot tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 3b-8b
Perennial
Deer Resistant

Native Range: s. ON to NL, south to the FL panhandle, upland AL, & AR

Germination - Moderately Difficult: Surface sow and Cold Stratify 8 weeks

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