Goldenstar, Green and Gold {3 1/2 in. Pots, min 25}

Chrysogonum virginianum 'Pierre' (AKA Golden Star, Goldenknees, Golden Knees)
Pronunciation: kris-SOG-oh-num vur-jin-ee-AN-num
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Like overgrown buttercups, Chrysogonum virginianum 'Pierre', commonly known as Goldenstar, resembles thousand of small butterscotches atop pillows of green. This low growing, herbaceous mat-forming plant, is similar in structure to Ajuga.

Prized for a long blooming time, the star-shaped sunny-yellow flowers (1- 1 1/2 inches long) dot mint-like foliage in early spring and continue sporadically throughout the summer. Superb in terms of both spread and degree to which it propagates flowers, Pierre creates a delightful ground cover or edging in any perennial border.

Though Pierre does bear fruit, it is non-ornamental. The real focal point of this plant is the semi-evergreen, jade-green opposite leaves that are round-toothed along the edges, and reach 1-2 inches long. Excellent as a facer in naturalized gardens, 'Pierre' is especially useful for partial shade borders where, when in bloom, the flowers resemble tiny night lights in the darker shade.

With a limited tolerance of foot traffic and a fair to good weed-suppressant rating, as well as a willingness to tolerate a wide range of well-drained, moist soils, this hardy perennial is an almost fool-proof choice.

Because it spreads indefinitely, you can plant Pierre in large areas where you need expansive coverage and have the added benefit of long-lasting bloom season with golden blossoms polka dotting a carpet of green foliage.

Interesting Facts
Pierre is native to North Carolina and as such, is lovely in woodland garden scenes.

Things to Note
If grown in full sun, Pierre may need more water.

In zones 8-9, this plant will require afternoon or full shade.

Gardener Tips
Pierre is a perfect gentleman combined with evergreen and deciduous shrubs, small trees, ferns, and herbaceous perennials.

Black Eyed Susan and Mary Todd Daylilies are a lovely duo to join with Pierre for a sunny-side up display of blossoms.
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I purchased these plants last fall and planted them at that time. They are doing great this spring. I am very, very happy with them! I plan to purchase more for another location in my yard. Based on my experience with the ones I purchased last fall, I do recommend them!

They go into the ground tomorrow, but I've been keeping them watered and they're holding up well.

In this area there is great interest in green-and-gold plants as a substitute for wood-mulch. Many people are following with interest how our plants do in... Read full review >
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06/13/2017 By Leonard Heflich
Product reviewed: Goldenstar, Green and Gold {3 1/2 in. Pots min 25}

The plants arrived in fine condition.
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Great plants
05/20/2017 By Denise Detrick
Product reviewed: Goldenstar, Green and Gold {3 1/2 in. Pots min 25}

These plants arrived in great conditioned; they were nicely rooted and so the soil remained in the pots. They have adapted well to their new planting area.

The green and gold plants filled the 3 1/2 inch pots with large crowns. The plants were still moist on arrival and in excellent condition. I have not yet planted them--waiting for mulch to be spread first.
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