Green and Gold

Chrysogonum virginianum

Regular price $12

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

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 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

The best time to plant is in the spring or fall.


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 Cost per order
AL, DE, GA, KY, MD, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, and WV $12
AR, CT, FL, IL, IN, LA, MA, MI, MO, MS, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT, and WI $14
IA, KS, ME, MN, OK, and TX $16
CO, NE, ND, and SD $18


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

When will my order be shipped?

All plants are shipped from our nursery in central North Carolina. We ship on Monday and Tuesday so your plants don't get held up over the weekend. Orders placed after Sunday may (especially in spring) be shipped the following week.

Can I place an order and have it shipped at a later date?

Sorry, all plants are shipped within 8 days of placing an order.

How will my plants get delivered?

Most orders are shipped via UPS Ground with some smaller orders being delivered by USPS Priority Mail.

Are your plants shipped in their containers?

Yes, all our plants are shipped in their growing containers. The dimensions 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 15% restocking fee) the plants must be returned in good condition. Return shipping is the customer’s responsibility. 

Is there a fee if I decide to cancel my order?

If you cancel an order and the plants have been pulled and prepared for packing and shipping, there is a 15% restocking fee.

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.