Horticulture and Landscape Architecture

Hardy Plants for Waterwise Landscapes

Aurinia saxatilis

Aurinia saxatilis (V.I. Lohr)
Aurinia saxatilis flowers (V.I. Lohr)

Plant form

Horizontal, sprawling, herbaceous perennial.  Plants are looser and more sprawling with shade.  Semi-evergreen or deciduous, depending on severity of winter. 


9-12 inches tall, 18-inch spread.

Water use


Culture and maintenance

Grows best in well-drained, infertile soil.  Plant appearance and life expectancy will be improved by pruning plants back by 1/3 after flowering. Plants will self-sow if spent flower heads are not removed. Insect- and disease-free. 


Full sun to very light shade.  


USDA Zone 3.


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