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Golden Ragwort, scientifically known as Packera aurea (formerly Senecio aureus), is a charming native perennial prized for its clusters of bright yellow flowers and attractive foliage.


Golden Ragwort is a clump-forming perennial herb that typically grows to heights of 1 to 2 feet tall with a similar spread. It features basal rosettes of heart-shaped leaves that are glossy green and often tinged with purple underneath. From early to mid-spring, the plant produces clusters of daisy-like yellow flowers atop slender stems, creating a cheerful display in the garden.

Growing Conditions:

- Thrives in moist to wet soil with good drainage.

- Prefers partial shade to full shade, though it can tolerate some sun.

- Drought-tolerant once established but benefits from regular watering, especially in dry or hot conditions.


- Remove spent flowers to encourage prolonged blooming and prevent self-seeding.

- Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years to rejuvenate the plant and maintain vigor.

- Mulch around the base of the plant to conserve moisture and suppress weeds.

- Fertilize lightly in spring with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer to promote healthy growth and flowering.

Wildlife Attraction:

- The flowers of Golden Ragwort attract a variety of pollinators, including bees, butterflies, and hoverflies, enhancing biodiversity in the garden.

- Provides habitat and food for various species of butterflies and moths during their larval stage.

- The dense foliage offers shelter and cover for small mammals and amphibians, adding to the ecological value of the landscape.

Add brightness and beauty to your garden with Golden Ragwort – a versatile and attractive native perennial that's sure to delight both you and your local pollinators.

Golden Ragwort, Packera aurea


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