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Goldenstar Chrysogonum virginianum var. brevistolon

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kris-OG-uh-num ver-jin-ee-AY-num bre-vis-toll-en
Description

Green and Gold is a plant that is native to the southeaster US.  It is a rhizomatous, low-growing perennial that makes a great ground cover choice for a shadier area. It is low-maintenance and looks great with columbine and Virginia bluebells. This plant likes moist acidic soil with organic matter added. 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. 

Its habit is mat forming, spreading by its fibrous rhizome roots.  

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  This plant has some susceptibility to mildew.

 

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#showy flowers#low growing#yellow flowers#native perennials#low maintenance#disease resistant#herbaceous#NC native#long-lasting flowers#rhizomes#herbaceous perennials#native garden#groundcover#naturalizes#rock garden#partial shade tolerant#heavy shade tolerant#woodland garden#native#broadleaf#perennial#mat forming
 
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Tags:
#showy flowers#low growing#yellow flowers#native perennials#low maintenance#disease resistant#herbaceous#NC native#long-lasting flowers#rhizomes#herbaceous perennials#native garden#groundcover#naturalizes#rock garden#partial shade tolerant#heavy shade tolerant#woodland garden#native#broadleaf#perennial#mat forming
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Chrysogonum
    Species:
    virginianum
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Root Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    South East U.S.A
    Distribution:
    AL, GA, KY, NC, SC, TN
    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
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Horizontal
    Spreading
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    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)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Star
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    1.5-inch yellow star-shaped flowers rise above the leaves by 8-10 inches. The 5 petals are slightly notched with a center tuft of yellow disc flowers.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Crenate
    Dentate
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Its basal leaves are up to 3 inches long and are bright green.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Early stems are leafless. Leaves form as the plant grows/spreads.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Native Garden
    Rock Garden
    Shade Garden
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Insect Pests