Ragwort Plants (Packera aurea)
Ragwort Plants: Pacera aurea, which most people call ragwort, golden ragwort, or golden groundsel, is a cheerful yellow perennial wildflower. The North American native species will grow well in several USDA growing zones from New England to the mid-south and west across the plains and mountains.
Gardeners covet ragwort for its multiple uses as a ground cover, border plant, or as the shining star of a sunny flower bed. A member of the daisy family, it loves basking in the full sun.
Ragwort attracts bees, butterflies, moths, and other pollinating insects.
TN Nursery recommends this plant when customers express disappointment about four-legged invaders. Ragwort is a species that is deer-resistant and rabbit-resistant. The distinct floral aroma seems to off-put these visitors, and the fragrance strengthens when they break over the leaves and stems.
How Easy It Is to Care for Packera aurea
Ragwort plants are independent by nature, having survived centuries without human intervention. Naturally, you find ragwort in sunny meadows, along wide-open ditch banks, and on the open prairies.
They require only well-draining but consistently moist soil, occasional composting, or fertilizing. Gardens in northern or cold climates should apply a layer of hardwood mulch, grass clippings, or shredded leaves to insulate the roots against the winter cold and pull them back before the spring growth cycle. Ragwort really is just that easy.
Cheery Yellow Ragwort Flowers Are a Lovely Sight
Aside from its easy-going nature, gardeners add ragwort to their gardens for their leggy, showy appearance. They grow in attractive clumps, spreading with ease--within a few seasons, you will have plenty to dig up and install in other spots.
The hairless stem is dark green and thin but sturdy; it can reach between fourteen to twenty-four inches high. Leaves grow in pairs and form softly-rounded heart shapes. The bright golden flowers each have eight to fifteen ray-shaped petals; the centers look like fluffy puffs of sunshine with a slightly flattened dome.
Some gardeners trim back the flowers after they bloom. However, others leave them to go to seed and watch the show as the birds enjoy the bounty.
Order Your Ragwort Plants From TN Nursery
TN Nursery is famous for shipping fresh, healthy bare-root plants--order your ragwort today.
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The plant is in very healthy condition , it has many small flowers . Good buy
these look great with the other wildflowers
We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.
Ships November through April