Choose a country to see content specific to your location

Skip to main content
A picture of a Golden Metalasia

Golden Metalasia

Metalasia aurea

Also known as

Yellow Metalasia, Geelsteekbossie, Geelblombos

Full Sun
Moderate care


USDA zone


Minimum temperature


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Golden Metalasia

Metalasia aurea leaves. Photo Adriaan Grobler
Metalasia aurea flowers. Photo Adriaan Grobler
Metalasia aurea  shrubs in flower. Photo Adriaan Grobler
Visited by bee
Growing in Kirstenbosch

Golden Metalasia Overview

Metalasia aurea has the most unusual flower colour for Metalasia, and may be seen when travelling along the N2 freeway from Humansdorp to Port Elizabeth. It presents as beautiful stands of bright yellow bushes, illuminating the winter lowlands. There are few other yellowish Metalasia species such as Metalasia octoflora, which is dull yellow and grows in the renosterveld and Metalasia luteola, a limestone endemic on the Agulhas plains, with pale yellow flowers and very stiff hard leaves. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape.

Special features of Golden Metalasia

Attracts bees