Packera aurea

syn. Senecio Aureus or Groundsel or Ragwort

Tips for Homeowners:

Flourishes in part sun or part shade in wet to mesic sites.  Plants need abundant moisture and appreciate a soil high in organic matter.

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  • Golden- yellow daisies over deep shiny evergreen leaves in March - May
  • Attracts butterflies and bees
  • Full sun to full shade
  • An excellent native ground cover
  • Dry or moist, loam, sandy, rich acidic soils
  • Natural habitat: floodplain forests

Height: 12-15 in
Spread: 12 in
Spacing: 18 in

Zone: 4-9
Color: Yellow

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies


  • Ground Cover
  • RainGarden
  • Water's Edge / Bog Plant
  • Low Maintenance
  • Border or Bed
  • Native
  • Mass Planting
  • Erosion control
  • Cut Flower/Foliage

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Partial Shade

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Spreading Ground Cover
  • Upright
  • Mounding

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Spring
  • Fall
  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Wet Soil/Wetlands
  • Moist, Well-Drained
  • Average Water

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