Green and gold is a marvelous semi evergreen perennial groundcover that enlivens the garden with delightful masses of small, daisy like yellow flowers during spring and then sporadically throughout the summer. Chrysogonum ianum also serves as a foundation for other plants from woodland settings to pond edges or rock gardens.
Each flower has five, rounded, slightly notched, yellow petals and a center tuft of yellow disk flowers. Ovate, toothed, bright green leaves to 3 long. Genus name comes from the Greek words chrysos meaning gold and gonu meaning joint in reference to the location of the flower stems at the leaf axils (stem joints). Specific epithet means of ia.
Green and Gold is a perennial herb with opposite, oval, hairy leaves and clusters of star shaped yellow flowers blooming for long periods atop the tight clump of foliage. It is a highly variable species the northern variety is taller and more upright; the southern one prostrate and creeping.
Chrysogonum ianum 'Allen Bush' green and gold from . Golden star or green and gold. A native groundcover, this plant is known for both its foliage and flowers with toothed, light green, triangular leaves and dark yellow, slightly notched, star shaped flowers that bloom well above the foliage and have contrasting brown stamens.
NEXT >>. Chrysogonum is a native groundcover known for both it's foliage and flowers. Light green, triangular leaves are the perfect backdrop for the star shaped, golden flowers. They bloom well above the foliage and have contrasting brown stamens. The flowers appear abundantly in the spring and fall and sporatically through the heat of summer.
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Chrysogonum will tolerate much more sun in cooler climates than in the hot South. Try combining this popular native with other charming woodland plants such as hosta, heuchera, selaginella, or epimedium. Green and gold also makes a great color bowl filler.