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Packera Aurea

Botanical Name:

Packera aurea

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Sun - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of direct sun per day
Soil
Rich, acidic soils.
Heat Tolerant
yes
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Perennials, Native Plant, Perennial, Poisonous, Wildflower, Herb

Lifespan

Perennial

Plant Height

1-3 ft.

Flower

flowers yellow (rarely white or purple) in a head resembling a small sunflower; Flat-topped cluster of daisy-like flower heads; petals and disk flowers are yellow. Cut back after flowering or leave the seeds for the birds., Flower 1 inch across

Fruit

White

Benefits
Ornamental

When planted en masse, can lend a golden glow to the spring woodland landscape.

Attracts

Butterflies

Pollinators

Warning

POISONOUS PARTS: Leaves, but only low toxicity if touched or ingested. Symptoms include liver toxicity, skin irritation following contact. Toxic Principle: Pyrrolizidine alkaloids. (Poisonous Plants of N.C.)

Taxonomy

Order

Asterales

Family

Asteraceae

Genus

Packera

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