Packera obovata

Golden Groundsel

If early spring pollinators are your thing, Packera obovata is a must-have! This Mid-Atlantic native is a favorite of bees, flies, beetles, and serves as a host plant to the Northern metalmark butterfly, and it’s no wonder why: from April to early June, golden yellow aster-like flowers make quite a statement as one of the earliest blooming perennials, providing one of the earliest sources of pollen for newly awakened insects. Previously referred to as Senecio obovatus, Roundleaf Groundsel or Roundleaf Ragwort, as it is commonly called, will happily establish along woodland edges or disturbed areas with partial to full shade, preferring average soils but capable of tolerating dry shade conditions. The scalloped, paddle-shaped foliage remains semi-evergreen throughout the year, creating a dense, low-growing mound that establishes itself as a lovely groundcover, and if allowed to self-seed will naturalize itself around its site. And the best part – Packera obovata is deer resistant!

  • Category: Perennials
  • Hardiness Zone: 3
  • Height: 12 Inches
  • Spread: 8 Inches
  • Bloom Color: Yellow
Qty Description Comments Future Crop Future Crop Ready Date
209 Packera obovata #1 (NATIVE-yellow) Login for pricing