Chrysogonum virginianum

Eastern native groundcover with small 1-inch star shaped flowers that stand out brightly against the low-growing dark green, fuzzy foliage. Excellent groundcover for shaded landscapes. Grow in masses, as edging or a small patch.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Average Size at MaturityModerate growth to 4 to 12 inches tall, 12 to 18 inches wide.
Bloom TimeMid-spring
Design IdeasThis little native is an ideal groundcover for beneath the canopies of tree groves. Add to protected foundation planting for charm and color. Use to fill nooks and crannies in paving around outdoor living spaces. Charming along the edges of flagstone paths.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeRepeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseFirescaping/Fire Wise, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsPartial sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureDwarf Plant, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsGrow with other charming woodland perennials such as Ruby Port Columbine, (Aquilegia x hybrida 'Ruby Port'), King of Hearts Bleeding Heart, (Dicentra x 'King of Hearts'), Stop Light Foamy Bells, (x Heucherella 'Stop Light') and Silver Scrolls Coral Bells, (Heuchera x 'Silver Scrolls').

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Control weeds until the plants have filled in. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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