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CHRYSOGONUM virginianum 'Pierre'

Image of Chrysogonum virginianum 'Pierre'

Yoder Brothers

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

CHRYSOGONUM virginianum 'Pierre'

Plant Common Name

Golden Star, Green and Gold, Pierre Green and Gold

General Description

Bring golden stars to the dappled shade under large trees with this perfectly adapted woodland perennial, ‘Pierre,’ a selection of green and gold. The parent species is native to the woodlands of the southeastern U.S. from Pennsylvania to Florida and west to Louisiana. This ground hugging plant thrives in the humus rich, acidic soils of the forest floor, contributing a carpet of leaves and flowers. In mid-spring the plant bursts into bloom with bright yellow daisies amid the emerald-green leaves. Bloom continues intermittently until the first hard frost.

Use 'Pierre' for greening the barren ground under trees, but in heavy shade expect sparse bloom. Filtered sunlight is best for full flowering. Use it too as a groundcover in any sheltered spot. It makes an exceptional edging for pathways and steps on sloping ground, or groundcover under border shrubs.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 2

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    5 - 9

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    5"-6" / 12.7cm - 15.2cm

  • Width

    20"-24" / 50.8cm - 61.0cm

  • Bloom Time

    Spring, Late Spring

  • Native To

    North America, United States, Mid-Atlantic United States, Southeastern United States, South-Central United States

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow, Gold

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Semi-Evergreen

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Edging, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Wildflower

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No