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- Golden Ragwort plant has leaves that are a beautiful shade of green and have bright yellow flowers that appear during the blooming season.
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Golden Ragwort plant has leaves that are a beautiful shade of green and have bright yellow flowers that appear during the blooming season.
These are great to use for ground covers and also are deer resistant. They are often used to help with soil erosion problems. Senecio Aureus is the botanical name for this flower.
Climate Zone: 3 – 11
Mature Height: several inches
Sunlight: full sun
Blooming Season: May – June
Soil Conditions: Moist and various soils
Botanical Name: Senecio Aureus
Ships As: Bareroot Plant
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Ragwort is a beautiful yellow wildflower, with pungent leaves. You will enjoy its extended flowering period, from about June-November in our climate. One plant will blossom thousands of flower heads per season; making it an attractive addition to any garden. Because it is considered a weed by many, it will grow aggressively even in vast barren soil. They may grow as large as six and a half feet tall in ideal conditions. The plant is quite hardy, and will not require a lot of maintenance.
One unique factor that this plant brings is a diverse population of exciting pollinators; moths, butterflies, solitary bees, and the small copper butterfly being the majority of visitors. Some extremely scarce insects feed exclusively on ragwort alone, that is certain to intrigue an entomologist. Even an etymologist would be intrigued by the exciting names given unto these insects; such as the cinnabar moth and Scarce Clouded Knot Horn moth.
Ragwort is a biennial plant. Growing long flowering plants like ragwort, make it easy to present an impressive garden year round. Rain, come snow, famine, and drought; the humble ragwort will remain regal and blooming. The explosion of color and fascinating insects this plant attracts; make it a coveted addition to any garden; The magnificent beauty of attracting desirable insects like moths, butterflies, and rare caterpillars; is that you also draw the beautiful birds that feed on them. This plant is ideal to set below a tree in a center point, with a birdhouse above it.
The only other thing you will need is a high-resolution camera to capture all of the excitement. If you have a love for photography and fascinating insects, and bird watching; this is the perfect plant for your home.
Golden Ragwort Ships As Bare Root