Chrysogonum virginianum

Growing Information

Plant Type: Perennial
Sunlight: Partial to full shade
Soils: moist, well-drained
Bloom Time: Yellow flowers mostly in spring, with sporadic flowers into September
Size: 6 inches, spread 24 inches

Low growing semi-evergreen groundcover. Drought tolerant and good for naturalizing. Native to Pennsylvania and states south. Plant is susceptible to mildew in situations with poor drainage and too much mulch limiting air flow around the leaves. Resistant to fire. Early spring flowers support pollinators. Plant along woodland edges, walkways, rock gardens.

Garden Companions

Dwarf Iris (Iris cristata), Foam Flower (Tiarella spp), Eastern Wood Fern (Dryopteris marginalis)

Nature Benefits

• Attracts wide variety of pollinators looking for early season nectar.
• Seeds are eaten by songbirds.

Natural Habitat

Naturally occurs in woodlands.

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