Chrysogonum virginianum 'Pierre'
aka Golden Star, Green and gold
Zone: 5 to 9.
Sun to Shade, usually requires moist soil in full sun.
Mature size: 3 to 4 inches tall; mat-forming with moderate growth rate.
Shiny, deep green foliage; with one-inch, star-shaped, yellow flowers. Flowers in spring, and sporadically throughout the summer, but not in the south. Semi-evergreen; low-growing plant similar in structure to Ajuga.
Green and gold will adapt to most soil conditions, if it is moist and well-drained. It is also sun tolerant, although partial or full shade is recommended in southern regions; not very drought tolerant.
A native groundcover ideal for the woodland garden, or as a border and tolerates limited foot traffic.
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I have a yard that is on the edge of a a hardwood forest in Chapel Hill, NC and was looking for something to replace the grass. This ground cover loves it in this location and in 2 years has filled the area that I hoped to cover. We have a lot of hungry deer and although it is the last thing they will nibble on, they will snack on it when they are hungry enough. I plan to buy more as I develop new shade gardens on my property.
Lovely plants beautifully packaged. Arrived in great condition.
I am so pleased with how carefully these Green and Gold plants were packed and shipped. They arrived in tip-top shape and I would order from Bloomin Designs again in the future.
Planted these last summer and they stayed hardy and healthy through the winter and they are blooming and happy this spring. I'm thinking of ordering a few more, soon.
The Chrisogonum are well developed in their pots and arrived on time, well packed and in very good condition. I set them in their bed the next morning and they seem to be growing in well.
The plants arrived quickly and are all doing well in their new home. Plan to double the order.
My first experience with bloomindesigns.com was a complete winner. The price of the golden star was very reasonable. The plants were a nice size and in excellent condition. I will be a future customer.
The plants were of good size, looked in excellent condition and very well packed. The price for this variety was terrific.