Genus: Goldenstar

Chrysogonum

Photo/Illustration: 
Lee Anne White
Goldenstar (Chrysogonum)
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Asteraceae
C. virginianum is the only species in this genus. This creeping, rhizomatous perennial from woodlands in the eastern U.S. sends out long, above-ground stolons that touch down and take root. The flowers are star-shaped and yellow and bloom from early spring to summer, or longer in cool summer areas. Grow as a groundcover, as edging for pathways, or in borders or rock gardens.
Noteworthy characteristics:  Native to the eastern U.S. Long blooming, fast growing groundcover. 
Care:  Site in full sun or partial shade in humus-rich soil that is moist but well-drained.
Propagation: 

Sow fresh seed in a cold frame, or divide plants in spring or fall.

Problems: 

Infrequent.

Species, varieties and clutivars for genus Chrysogonum

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Goldenstar
Chrysogonum virginianum var. australe
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Green-and-gold
Chrysogonum virginianum var. virginianum 'Mark Viette'
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Goldenstar
Chrysogonum virginianum ‘Eco-Lacquered Spider’