Green and Gold

Chrysogonum virginianum

Regular price $15

Container size:
4.5 in. wide x 5 in. deep / 32 fl. oz.

More plants available in 2025

Green and Gold is a charming, low-growing native with evergreen leaves. The dark green leaves provide the perfect backdrop for its cheerful yellow flowers.

  • Long flowering period
  • Attracts early pollinators
  • Will grow and flower in shade


  • 6 to 10 in. tall
  • 12 in. wide
  • Perennial that forms evergreen clumps
  • Hardy in USDA hardiness zones 5, 6, 7, and 8

Flowering period

In central North Carolina, flowering starts in March and can continue well into June.

How to grow

Easy in well-drained soil. Avoid planting Green and Gold in wet soil and low-lying areas. Partial shade, preferably with a least a couple of hours of sun to produce a decent display of flowers. Plants can grow in full sun, but the flowers tend to discolor and look bleached out.

Care and maintenance

To prevent self-seeding, cut plants back after flowering.

Where to plant

At the front of shady borders and along the edges of woodland paths.

When to plant

Green and Gold can be planted year-round in the South, with spring and fall being the best times for the plant and gardener.


It can be planted 12 to 18 inches apart when planting in a grouping.

When will my plant flower?

Plants purchased in early spring will be in bud or flower. Green and Gold planted after mid-May will flower the following year.

Native habitat and range

Moist-to-fairly dry woodlands from 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 at 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.

States Orders up to $50 Orders $51 to $100 Orders over $100
AL, DE, GA, KY, MD, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, and WV $16 $18 $20
AR, CT, FL, IL, IN, LA, MA, MI, MO, MS, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT, and WI $18 $20 $22
IA, KS, ME, MN, OK, and TX $20 $22 $24
CO, NE, ND, and SD $22 $24 $26


Sorry, we can't ship plants outside of the continental United States or to AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, NM, NV, OR, UT, and WA due to agriculture restrictions.

When will my order be shipped?

All plants are shipped within two weeks of placing an order.

Is it okay to plant in the winter?

Yes, as long as the soil is not frozen. Planting native perennials in winter and early spring gives your plants a head start before the summer heat arrives.

What if it’s too cold to plant where I live, but I want to buy a plant before it sells out?

Dormant plants can safely be kept in a basement, garage, or cool room until you are ready to plant in late winter or early spring.

How will my plants get delivered?

Most orders are shipped on Monday or Tuesday via UPS Ground, which depending on the destination takes between 1 to 4 days.

Are your plants shipped in their containers?

Yes, all our plants are shipped in their growing containers. The majority are grown in containers that are 4.5 inches wide by 5 inches deep and 32 fl. oz. / 946 ml in volume.

Do you guarantee your plants?

We guarantee our plants to be healthy, ready for planting and correctly named. We are not able to guarantee whether a plant will grow in your garden as there are too many circumstances that are beyond our control.
On rare occasions, a plant shipped dormant may fail to emerge from its dormancy. If this happens, please let us know. If you are concerned about a plant, please contact us within 14 days to let us know. If we can’t help you make it grow, we’ll send you a new plant or issue a refund.

Can I return my plants?

You can return your plants if you no longer want them once they arrive. To receive a refund (minus 20% restocking fee) the plants must be returned in good condition. Return shipping is the customer’s responsibility. 

Can I cancel my order?

Yes, you can cancel your order. Please visit our terms and service page for details.

What about sales tax?

We propagate our own plants and are not required to collect North Carolina sales tax.

Where can I find information about your plants?

Here are some FAQ on how we grow plants.