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Green and Gold Chrysogonum virginianum

Other plants called Green and Gold:

Phonetic Spelling
kris-OG-oh-num ver-jin-ee-AY-num
Description

Chrysogonum virginianum, commonly called Green and Gold, is a rhizomatous, low-growing perennial which typically forms a foliage mat to 3-4” tall spreading to 18" wide or more. It is native to woodland areas from Pennsylvania to Florida and Louisiana.  

Its use in the garden are as a ground cover for woodland gardens, native plant gardens or naturalized areas. Can be used as edging for woodland paths. Also may be used in shaded areas of border fronts or rock gardens.

This plant produces a purple capsule that matures in the fall.

Regions:  Piedmont, Coastal plains  

Seasons of Interest: 

  Leaf:                     Blooms:  Spring, summer             Nut/Fruit/Seed:  Fall

Wildlife Value:   This plant is moderately resistant to damage by deer.  Its flowers are attractive to bees and butterflies.  The seeds are eaten by songbirds.

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

Cultivars:
  • Superstar
Tags:
#bees#gold#butterflies#evergreen#yellow#songbirds#partial shade#summer#spring#perennial#wildflowers#showy#shade tolerant#ncemgva2018#low flammability#fire resistant#five petals#curved leaves#pointy leaves#ground cover
Cultivars:
  • Superstar
Tags:
#bees#gold#butterflies#evergreen#yellow#songbirds#partial shade#summer#spring#perennial#wildflowers#showy#shade tolerant#ncemgva2018#low flammability#fire resistant#five petals#curved leaves#pointy leaves#ground cover
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Chrysogonum
    Species:
    virginianum
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Fire Risk Rating:
    low flammability
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    fire in the landscape.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Herb
    Native Plant
    Perennial
    Wildflower
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    Flowers have
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    pointy leaves shape and curves downthe side of the leaf structure
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Songbirds