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Chrysogonum virginianum 'Quinn's Gold'

Green and gold

‘Quinn’s Gold’ was selected for it’s multicolored flowers. They emerge in spring a bright golden yellow turning to shades of light yellow and creamy white. It blooms heavily in spring and will continue to flower sporadically the rest of the season. This is a vigorous grower making it ideal as a groundcover for shady areas. Low maintenance perennial that is quite easy to grow. 

Benefits

  • Flowers emerge gold, changing to yellow and pale cream
  • Flowers heavily in May and then sporadically the rest of the season
  • Attracts birds and butterflies
  • Brightens up a woodland garden
  • Has a vigorous growth habit but not invasive
  • Great ground cover for shady areas

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grow in partial to dappled shade or in full sun in northern regions. Chrysogonum prefers moist soils, but will tolerate dryer conditions with protection from the sun


Height
3-6 in

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Spread
18-24 in

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-9

Native Range

Native to woodlands from New York to Louisiana and Florida.

Native Trivia

Consider replacing some of your high-maintenance turf with groundcovers. You will use less water and spend less time mowing. It’s also great for wildlife. The insects that live there will attract a wide array of ground feeding birds. 

Patent Number: (PP19,306)

Characteristics & Attributes

Shade
Beneficial insects
Butterflies
Songbirds
Ground cover
Plan Sub Group
Low Perennials
Exposure
Filtered Shade
Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
Soil
Humus-rich
Well-drained
Wide soil tolerance
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Dry
Moist
Bloom Time
Late Spring / Early Summer
Summer
Habitat Collection
Butterfly
Songbird
Native Habitat
Forest
Foliage Color
Green
Uses
Border
Edging
Mass plant
Naturalizes
Native to
Alabama
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maryland
Mississippi
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Tennessee
Virginia
West Virginia