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Chrysogonum virginianum

Golden stars

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height0.15m to 0.25m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.65m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourLight green

Description

Chrysogonum virginianum (Golden stars). This is a small low growing, mat forming perennial which is native to Eastern United States. It will spread by underground runners. It will bear star-shaped yellow flowerheads throughout the summer to mid autumn.

Characteristics

Perennial

Other common names

Green-and-gold

Origin

Eastern United States

Interest and use

Rock garden, ground cover, edging, naturaliser.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Humus-rich, Peaty
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are fully hardy, and will need partial shade and moist but well drained peaty and sandy soil.

Propagation

You can propagate by division in the spring or by seeds when fresh.

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