Like overgrown buttercups, Chrysogonum virginianum 'Pierre', commonly known as Goldenstar, resembles thousand of small butterscotches atop pillows of green.
mat-forming plant, is similar in structure to
Prized for a
long blooming time
(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
Though Pierre does bear fruit, it is non-ornamental. The real focal point of this plant is the
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
borders where, when in bloom, the flowers resemble tiny night lights in the darker shade.
With a limited tolerance of
and a fair to good
rating, as well as a willingness to tolerate a
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.
Pierre is native to North Carolina and as such, is lovely in woodland garden scenes.
Things to Note
If grown in
, Pierre may need more water.
this plant will require afternoon or full shade.
Pierre is a perfect gentleman combined with
Black Eyed Susan
Mary Todd Daylilies
are a lovely duo to join with Pierre for a sunny-side up display of blossoms.