Chrysogonum virginianum var. brevistolon
- Common Name(s):
- Goldenstar, Green and gold
- Groundcover, Native Plants, Perennials
Chrysogonum virginianum var. brevistolon, commonly called goldenstar, is a rhizomatous, low-growing perennial that makes a great groundcover choice for a woodland. rain garden or rock garden or to line a woodland path. It is a great choice for a low-maintainance native groundcover that looks great with columbine and Virgina bluebells.
Var. brevistolon differs from the species:
1) It has shorter flower stems and is a more prostrate form.
2) It spreads more rapidly by above-ground stolons in much the same manner as a strawberry (the species, spreads more slowly by underground rhizomes).
It has some suseptiblity to mildew but otherwise no serious insect or disease problems.
- spring to fall
- 0.5-1 feet
- Flower Color:
- Ovate, toothed, bright green leaves to 3” long. Forms a foliage mat to 3-4” tall spreading to 18" wide or more.
- Showy yellow star-shaped, daisy-like blooms arise above the mat of foliage to a height of 8-10". Flowers are 1.5" across and has has five, rounded, slightly-notched, yellow petals and a center tuft of yellow disk flowers. Plants can bloom from spring to fall in cooler climates and in warmer climates they may stop during the hot summer months but will reappear as fall temperatures drop.
- prostrate groundcover
- 1-2 feet wide
- shade, partial shade
- moist, acidic, organic matter
- mountains, piedmont
NCCES plant id: 2881