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Northern Green and Gold

Chrysogonum virginianum variety virginianum

Green and Gold is a charming, low growing native with evergreen leaves. The three quarter inch wide yellow flowers open in spring and often continue flowering into early summer. Hardy in zones 5 through 9.


The bright yellow flowers of Northern Green and Gold (Chrysogonum virginianum)start flowering in early spring



Pot size: 4.5 in. wide x 5 in. deep (32 fl. oz)



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  • 6 to 8 in. tall
  • Forming clumps 12 to 18 in. wide
  • How to Grow

  • Partial shade, preferably with at least a couple of hours of sun to produce more flowers
  • Well-drained soil
  • Plants will tolerate drought, once established.

    Where to plant

  • Along the edges of paths
  • Woodland edges
  • Wildlife

    The flowers are pollinated by:

  • Early emerging bees, butterflies, and moths
  • Native habitat and range

  • Moist to fairly dry woodlands
  • South central Pennsylvania to southeastern North Carolina and central South Carolina
  • Source and origin

    Plants are grown from seed off stock plants at the nursery. The original plants were grown from seeds collected from a population growing on the edge of a woodland in Bladen County, North Carolina.


    The variety we offer (virginianum) is clump forming and does not run. There are two other varieties of Green and Gold that spread by stolons (stems on top of the ground) to form colonies.


    Seed sown in the summer usually germinates in one to two weeks.