Packera aurea
Golden Groundsel

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Deer ResistantRain GardenPart Shade
Golden Groundsel
Packera aurea

Thick, rounded, semi-evergreen foliage forms a dense, spreading basal mound that gives rise to stems of profuse yellow daisies from late April through June. Vigorous and tough, it will provide cover for many woodland critters, forms a superb groundcover and thrives in shady, moist areas. Important nectar and pollen source for native bees.

Thrives in shady, moist areas
Semi-evergreen foliage offers wildlife cover
Superb, easy care groundcover
Incredibly showy spring bloom
Deer resistant
Vigorous growth allows for great erosion control
Native bees love the nectar and the pollen

Native Range

Moist, low, shaded ground from Maine south to Florida and west to Texas and Minnesota.

Interesting Facts

Rain gardens are a useful way for homeowners as well as businesses to reduce runoff. Water is captured by a rain garden's appropriate native plants giving it a chance to slowly filter into the ground reducing erosion and waterway pollution.


Prefers consistently moist, well-drained soil in full sun to full shade. More sun requires more moisture. Excellent for native and wild gardens as well as color for shady wooded areas.

Mature Size: 6-12in. Tall x 18-24in. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 3-8

Sun Exposure: Part Shade

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