Chrysogonum virginianum, Green and Gold

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

This low, spreading ground cover forms a star-studded mat of velvety foliage that is as attractive at the front of a formal border as it is in a naturalistic setting. In the Mid-Atlantic Region,* it is mostly found in Virginia, where it is common in the Piedmont and lower mountains.

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Tags: Hedera helix – English Ivy, Ranunculus ficaria – Lesser Celandine, Hardiness: USDA Zones 5-9, Use as a path edging or ground cover in rain or woodland gardens, Remove spent flower stems for best appearance, Susceptible to crown or root rot if soil is poorly drained, overwatered or heavily mulched, Prefers dappled shade; the more sun it receives, incl. afternoon sun, the more moisture it needs, Sun, Partial Shade, Shade, Dry, Moist, Average to rich, well-drained, Spreads steadily to form broad, virtually weedfree mats; spread easily controlled, Tolerates limited: drought, flooding, and foot traffic; no serious pests or diseases; deer seldom severely damage, Spreads by rhizomes and sometimes self-seeds, Each flower is a button of small disc flowers surrounded by five bright yellow rays, Starry yellow flowers from March to June, then sporadically summer into fall, Oval and toothed, velvety, medium green foliage, Mat forming, herbaceous perennial