Green and Gold Chrysogonum virginianum
Other plants called Green and Gold:
- Phonetic Spelling
- kris-OG-oh-num ver-jin-ee-AY-num
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.
- Fire Risk Rating:
- low flammability
- Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
- fire in the landscape.
Whole Plant Traits:
- Plant Type:
- Ground Cover
- Native Plant
- Flower Color:
- Flower Petals:
- 4-5 petals/rays
- Flower Description:
- Flowers have
- Leaf Color:
- Hairs Present:
- Leaf Description:
- pointy leaves shape and curves downthe side of the leaf structure
- Stem Is Aromatic: