Chrysogonum virginianum L.

Green and Gold, Golden Knee

Flower and leaves

Flower and leaves

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Family: Compositae

Genus: Chrysogonum

Category: Perennial

Zones: 5 to 9

Size: To 12" tall and 18" spread

Exposure: Filtered Sun, Part Shade, Shade

Description: 

Groundcover. Semi-evergreen, moderate to rapid grower. Spreads by rhizomes. Tolerates wet soils. Yellow flowers in spring through summer.

History: 

Native to eastern and central US, including South Carolina and Georgia.

First published in Sp. Pl. 2: 290 in 1753.

My Experience: 

I received a clump from a friend and planted it in the courtyard. It spread slowly. In autumn 2011 I planted some of it in the Almost Shade Garden where is has thrived. In spring 2012 I planted another division in the Turret Front Garden.


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