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Chrysogonum virginianum var. brevistolon

Common Name(s):
Goldenstar, Green and gold
Categories:
Groundcover, Native Plants, Perennials
Comment:

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.  

Season:
spring to fall
Height:
0.5-1 feet
Flower Color:
yellow
Foliage:
Ovate, toothed, bright green leaves to 3” long. Forms a foliage mat to 3-4” tall spreading to 18" wide or more.
Flower:
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.
Zones:
5-9
Habit:
prostrate groundcover
Size:
1-2 feet wide
Propagation:
stolons
Exposure:
shade, partial shade
Soil:
moist, acidic, organic matter
Regions:
mountains, piedmont
Tags:
yellow flowers, shade groundcover, full shade, native groundcover, showy flower, long blooming, naturalized area, rain garden, woodland garden

NCCES plant id: 2881

Chrysogonum virginianum var. brevistolon Chrysogonum virginianum var. brevistolon
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