Green and Gold (Chrysogonum virginianum)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 6-12 inches
Plant Spread: 15-18 inches
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Groundcover
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Stolons and runners
Pollinators: Various insects

Endangered status in Pennsylvania, sunflower family

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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Feb 21, 2018 4:02 PM

This low perennial, the Virginia Goldenstar, makes a great groundcover or rock garden plant. Its native range is from Pennsylvania & West Virginia down to Florida to Louisiana. I see it occasionally in gardens and professional landscapes, but it should be used more. It is an easy, reliable plant of low maintenance. It is easy to divide or transplant. Some are sold by conventional nurseries with perennials and by native plant nurseries.

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