Goldenstar

Chrysogonum virginianum ‘Eco-Lacquered Spider’

Photo/Illustration: 
Lee Anne White
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Goldenstar (Chrysogonum virginianum ‘Eco-Lacquered Spider’)
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Synonyms:  Green-and-gold
Genus:  Chrysogonum
Goldenstar is a creeping groundcover with long, reddish-green leaf stalks and opposite, heart-shaped, hairy mid-green leaves. From early spring to summer, it bears solitary, star-shaped yellow flowerheads with 5 large, triangular ray florets.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Evergreen in mild winters.
Care:  Grow in moist but well-drained, humus-rich soil. Best grown in dappled shade, such as along woodland edges, but will adapt to sunnier spots if watered during periods of drought.
Propagation:  Plant divisions or rooted stem cuttings in the spring.
Problems:  Generally problem-free.

Overview

Height
6 in. to 12 in.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Runs
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Native
Bloom Time
Early Spring,
Early Summer,
Late Spring,
Spring,
Summer
Flower Color
Yellow Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Ground Covers
Style
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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