pilosa procumbens var. (possibly 'Yellow Spreader');
genistas belong to the leguminosae genus and are
widespread over southern Europe and western Asia
in mainly dry rocky situations, but as usual
there are a few exceptions.
is a truly prostrate species with fine dark green
lance shaped leaves. In late spring it is
covered in intense yellow flowers lasting 3 - 4
plant lends itself for use in a large rockery or
hanging over a wall; I use it on a flat surface
of slate and it is very effective in breaking up
a bland area.
|| It appears to be hardy and slow
growing, which is a plus in a rock garden.
my visits to other gardens in N. Ireland,
Scotland and Wales, I have yet to see this plant
used in Alpine Gardens (or the wise ones know
is by cuttings in summer or seeds in autumn, but
I suspect it may root itself in its present