Chrysogonum virginianum var. virginianum

Green And Gold

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Pot Size: 4"x4"x5.5" pot

Plant Description

Here is the attractive, ever-blooming, low growing, low maintenance perennial that everyone wants. Actually, Green-and-Gold only flowers from March through October, but that's about the longest span you'll find among wildflowers. Peaking in May, the 1-inch wide, 5-petaled flowers look like little yellow daisies rising just above or nestled among neat, dark green, 9 inch high mounds of foliage. For best growth, give Green-and-Gold sun or light shade and rich, well-drained soil. Excessive moisture and heavy mulches encourage fungal attacks so water sparingly, use a pea gravel or sand mulch, or mulch very lightly under the leaves. Green-and-Gold is an excellent plant for the front of the perennial border, retaining most of its green leaves throughout the winter. It would also be good for a rock garden or along a sunny path. Good companion plants include Indian Pink, Alumroot, Blue-eyed Grass, Eared Coreopsis, Dwarf Crested Iris, and Lyre-leaved Sage.



Container plant

Roof Garden

Good Fall Color

Deer Resistant

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Not too hard to grow


Semi Evergreen

Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial, Ground cover,

Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny, Half and half,

Soil Condition

Sandy, Average,

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist,


full quart


less than 12,

Flower Color


Bloom Time

Mid spring, Late spring,

Early summer, Mid summer, Late summer

Typical Height





4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9