Chysogonum virginianum 'Eco-lacquered Spider'

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 CharacteristicsNative to the eastern U.S. Long blooming, fast growing groundcover. 

CareSite in full sun or partial shade in humus-rich soil that is moist but well-drained.

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


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