Packera is a daisy relative that forms a great groundcover for sun or shade with cheerful yellow flowers.
Packera aurea forms golden daisies held over shiny green, toothed basal leaves in May. Blooms heavily even in the shade. A strong groundcover where happy, especially in shadier, moist locations and an excellent cut flower. Self seeds and naturalizes. Native to eastern North America. Evergreen on the west coast. Herbaceous in colder regions. Syn: Senecio aureus.
Common Name: Golden Groundsel
Family: Asteraceae (The Aster Family)
Zone Hardiness: 3-9
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade, Full Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Secondary Bloom Colour:
Bloom Time: Spring
Soil Moisture: Average, Moist
Benefits: Butterflies, Bees
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Wet to mesic deciduous woodlands, damp woodland openings, woodland borders, moist sandy savannas, sandy swamps, seeps and edges of springs, banks of rivers and lakes, slopes of rocky ravines, glades, moist meadows, roadside embankments, and abandoned fields. Golden Ragwort is more shade-tolerant than many other Senecio spp. (Ragworts).
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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