New Varietes 2021

    The beautiful and versatile Alyssum saxatile, has been a gardener‘s staple in rockeries and rock gardens since the 1600s. An early spring bloomer, it is one of those plants that brightly welcomes us back into the garden after the dark days of winter.

    Jelitto‘s breeding team has developed a new compact variety with ’Gold Kobold’ that is the earliest, and only flowering without vernalisaton. Therefore the best perfoming in our trials which include newly known cultivars such as ’Summit’ and ’Gold Rush’. Delightful golden flowers from March through May, topping the striking silver foliage, are just the beginning of the show.

    We have named it ’Gold Kobold’ because of its spritely habit (kobold means gnome or sprite… a mischievious creature in German folklore) and generous golden rebloom in autumn. Because this new Alyssum or Aurinia saxatile ’Gold Kobold’ is first year flowering, you can sow in spring for fall blooming plants  – no vernalization needed! Hello garden centers!
    Hello container gardeners! Trough gardeners! Rock gardeners! Small garden gardeners! 

    ’Gold Kobold’ thrives with good drainage, and full sun and if given what it likes will reward you with long seasons of golden delight. Alyssum saxatile is on the RHS Plants for Pollinators list as it provides early spring nectar and pollen for bees, butterflies and other insects. ’Gold Kobold’ will continue to support the pollinating community well into autumn.

    Standing just 12cm tall while flowering, ’Gold Kobold’ is a super hardy plant with a zone range of 3-9. From autumn garden center sales to spring seasonal container plantings, there is always a niche to be filled. ’Gold Kobold’ is the obvious choice.

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