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Chrysogonum virginianum var. brevistolon

Description

Chrysogonum virginianum var. brevistolon, commonly called goldenstar, is a rhizomatous, low-growing perennial that makes a great groundcover choice for a woodland, rain garden, 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. It has some suseptiblity to mildew, but otherwise no serious insect or disease problems. This plant likes moist, acidic, organic matter for soil. 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. Propagate through stolons.

Although small it makes a big statement and will be an addition to your garden.

 

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).

 

 

Cultivars:
Tags:
#native#showy flowers#partial shade#rain garden#low growing#yellow flowers#woodland garden#full shade#low maintenance#naturalize#disease resistant#insect pest tolerant#long-lasting flowers#low#rock garden#ground cover
Cultivars:
Tags:
#native#showy flowers#partial shade#rain garden#low growing#yellow flowers#woodland garden#full shade#low maintenance#naturalize#disease resistant#insect pest tolerant#long-lasting flowers#low#rock garden#ground cover
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Chrysogonum
    Species:
    virginianum
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    no serious insect or disease problems
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 6 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Native Plant
    Habit/Form:
    Prostrate
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    This plant has showy, yellow, star-shaped, daisy-like blooms that arise above the mat of foliage to a height of 8-10 inches. Flowers are 1.5" across and has five, rounded, slightly-notched, yellow petals and a center tuft of yellow disk flowers.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    This plant has ovate, toothed, and bright green leaves that grow up to 3” long. It forms a foliage mat to 3-4” tall spreading to 18" wide or more.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Native Garden
    Rain Garden
    Rock Garden
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Diseases
    Insect Pests