Plant types and subtypes: Perennials, Ground Covers
Light Requirements: part-sun, part-shade
Water Use: medium
Soil Moisture: moist
Soil Description: acid, neutral, rich, average, loam
Bloom Time: April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Bloom Color: yellow
Leaf Color: green
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8
Additional Tags: colonizing, creeping, mat-forming, naturalizing, rock garden plant, shade garden plant
Pricing & Availability
Chrysogonum virginianumAlso known as:
green and gold,
Green and gold is an attractive low growing plant (12" or less) with hairy stems and leaves reminiscent of mint or ajuga. The five-petaled, star-shaped flowers are bright yellow and will provide brilliant contrast for a shade or woodland garden.
Chrysogonum virginianum prefers medium light conditions. Avoid deep shade and full sun. If placed in rich, well-drained soil, it will grow into an attractive, non-invasive ground cover. It will survive an occasional drought or flood. Green and golds bloom for an extended period beginning in mid-spring and lasting until mid-fall. Under hotter and dryer conditions, it will enter a period of semi-dormancy in summer, only to bloom anew in fall when the weather cools down. Blooms April through October. Zones 6-8
Self- propagates readily by seed, stolons and rhizomes. Clumps may be divided in fall or early spring. To propagate from seed, sow when the ground has reached an average temperature of 70°.
The exact form of this species (clumping vs. creeping) can be highly variable depending on latitude.
Native Range & Classification
Recorded County Distribution: USDA data
AL, DC, FL, GA, KY, LA, MD, MS, NC, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, WV
USDA Endangered Status:
- Endangered: KY, PA
- Threatened: OH, TN
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