Chrysogonum virginianum ‘Allen Bush’
Green and gold
This is a cultivar of golden star. The natural species is a North American native. It is a low ground cover with showy flowers.
Identification: Plants are less than 8" (20 cm) in height (more compact than the native species), spreading via underground stolons to form mats. Leaves are hairy, alternate, roughly egg-shaped (elliptic-ovate to deltate-ovate), ⅞-4" (2.5-10 cm) long, with crenate margins. Flowers are composite flowers—composed of a central yellow circle of 25-50 disc florets surrounded by 5 yellow ray flowers. This cultivar has many more flowers than the native species. They bloom from March to June.
Chrysogonum virginianum on Discover Life
Chrysogonum virginianum on www.jeffpippen.com
Chrysogonum virginianum ‘Allen Bush’ on www.scottarboretum.org
Chrysogonum virginianum at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Chrysogonum virginianum ‘Allen Bush’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
Range: Zones 5a-8b: