PLANT BASE

Packera aurea

Golden ragwort

Height
Spread
Growth
habit
3-8
0.5-2.5'
0.5-1.5'
Form                           Lifecycle              Hardiness zone*
Clumping
Flower
Perennial

Golden Groundsel, Butterweed

APPEARANCE
Bloom time
Bloom color
April-August
Violet/ pinkish
Semi-evergreen groundcover
USE FOR
Seasonal interest
ENVIRONMENT
Terminal clusters
Light
Water
Soil
Soil pH
Clay, Loam
Average to Acidic
Soil Preference
Wet, rich, acidic soils
HABITAT & NATIVE RANGE
Lowlands, woods, swamps, meadows, boggy swales
Quebec to Georgia to Minnesota to Louisiana
ENVIRONMENTAL TOLERANCE
Wet soil, Flooding, Heat, CaCO3
BROWSE TOLERANCE
Wet soil, Flooding, Heat, CaCO3
Tolerance to browse by animals typically happens once plants are established. Young plants may still be quite susceptible.
SUGGESTED MAINTENANCE & COMMON PROBLEMS
Divide every 2-3 years, don't add thick mulch as will cause rot
COMPANION PLANTS
Marginal wood fern,White wood aster,Wild blue phlox
COMPANION TREES & SHRUBS
NOTES
Poisonous leaves (low toxicity)

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