Plant Profile: Packera aurea-Golden Groundsel
Packera is one of our favorites here at Watermark. This is a ground cover that will not disappoint! It is a plant that has it all:
Profuse spring flowers.
Grows most anywhere from almost full sun to full shade.
While it prefers moist soils, it will do well in average soil as well.
Best of all packera is great at spreading and is EVERGREEN!
Groundsel has basal leaves(Ground level) and send up 12in flower stalks in the spring. The flowers last more than a month. Packera spreads by both roots and seeds so it does a great job at choking out almost any other weed, even stilt grass! When you have a mass of packera in your yard it is just stunning.
Also know as Senico aurea, those sneaky botanists, changing names. 😉