Chrysogonum virginianum
Green and Gold

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Green and Gold
Chrysogonum virginianum

Chrysogonum is a native groundcover known for both it's foliage and flowers. Light green, triangular leaves are the perfect backdrop for the star shaped, golden flowers. They bloom well above the foliage and have contrasting brown stamens. The flowers appear abundantly in the spring and fall and sporatically through the heat of summer. In northerly climates it tends to be more upright, while in southerly climates they are oftern more prostrate or creeping. 


Beautiful groundcover for shady areas
Flowers for an incredibly long time
Lovely planted along the edge of a woodland path
Good for underplanting
Easy to grow and maintain

Native Range

Native to woodlands from New York to Louisiana and Florida

Distribution Maps by State and County

Interesting Facts

The genus name is derived from the Greek "chrys" meaning "gold" and "gon" meaning "offspring", as in the flowers.


Grow in partial to dappled shade or in full sun in northern regions. Chrysogonum prefers moist soils, but will tolerate dryer conditions with protection from the sun.

Mature Size: 3-6in. Tall x 18-24in. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 5-10

Sun Exposure: Part Shade to Full Shade

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