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Gold Flash Broom

Genista pilosa 'Gold Flash'

Small, golden yellow flowers completely cover this hardy, ground-hugging shrub. Selected for its ability to withstand some foot traffic with greater resistance to breakage. Ideal for northern gardens in borders, rock gardens, or as a groundcover for embankments. Deciduous.
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Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.

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Botanical Pronunciationje-NIS-ta pil-OH-suh
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing to just 6 to 12 in. tall, 36 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Waterwise
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsPhlox (Phlox); Salvia (Salvia); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum); Sedum (Sedum)

Thrives in poor to average, fast draining soils. Tolerates light shade in warmer regions. Follow a regular schedule of deep waterings during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency when established. Apply a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-8

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