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Chrysogonum virginianum ‘Eco-Lacquered Spider’ (Goldenstar)

Chrysogonum virginianum ‘Eco-Lacquered Spider’ Photo/Illustration: Lee Anne White


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Chrysogonum virginianum ‘Eco-Lacquered Spider’ kris-SOG-oh-num ver-jin-ee-AY-num Common Name: Goldenstar 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.
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, Summer Interest
Type Perennials

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