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Wasowski, Sally and Andy
Chrysogonum virginianum var. australe (Alexander ex Small) H.E. Ahles
Southern green and gold, Green and gold
USDA Symbol: CHVIA
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
This attractive Southern variety of the popular Green and golds is ideal for the low maintenance Southeastern garden in dappled shade. The dark yellow flowers appear en masse in early spring, vying for attention above the low-growing mat of dark green leaves. Thereafter, the foliage provides dependable coverage for fast-draining, partially shaded areas until late fall, when it goes dormant until spring.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf Retention: Deciduous Leaf Shape: Ovate Size Notes:
2 to 6 inches high Flower:
Dark Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr
Bloom Notes: Dark yellow in color
AL , FL , GA , LA , MS Native Distribution:
Southeastern North America, Zones 7 to 8 Native Habitat:
Dry woodlands and pine forests USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low , Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8) , Circumneutral (pH 6.8-7.2)
Soil Description: Rich, slightly acidic, well-drained sands and rocky soils best. Dry or moist okay, as long as fast draining.
Conditions Comments: Does not like flooding or excessive shade. Quoting Sally and Andy Wasowski, Bright dappled shade or a half day of sun on well-drained ground seems to be just right. (Wasowski and Wasowski, 1994:115)
BenefitUse Ornamental: Attractive, low-maintenance, low-growing groundcover for Southeastern gardens in dappled shade
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
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Record Modified: 2009-02-11