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Chrysogonum virginianum var. australe

From May to October, this perennial bears bright yellow, daisylike flowers on leafy stalks. It spreads by rooting runners to form an attractive groundcover that is easily controlled. This variety differs from the species in its more prostrate form and its more rapid spread.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsEvergreen in areas with mild winters. Grow in woodland gardens, native plant gardens, or naturalized areas. Makes a good edge for woodland paths. Remove spent flowers for best appearance. May self-seed.

CareEasy to grow in medium-wet, well-drained soils. Prefers moist, rich, organic soils.

PropagationSow seed in containers in a cold frame. Divide or separate runners in spring or autumn.

ProblemsInfrequent, but may be susceptible to mildew.

  • Genus : Chrysogonum
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
  • Bloom Time : Early Spring, Early Summer, Late Spring, Spring, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Uses : Ground Covers
  • Moisture : Medium to Wet
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Flower Color : Yellow
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