Chrysogonum virginianum
Cultivar: Eco-Laquered Spider
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
Habit: Herb
Duration: Perennial
Range: eastern United States
Height: 2-10 in.
Hardiness Zone: 5 to 9
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Period: March-Oct
Light: Part Shade
Soil: Moist
Atttracts: Bees, Butterflies
Cultivar Comments: Eco-lacquered spider is a stoloniferous, fast spreading (2-3 ft. per year) version of the wonderful native ground cover, Green-and-Gold! In the spring this plant sends out stolons (much like strawberries) along the ground and forms new rosettes from these stolons up to several feet from the mother plant. This is a great choice as a rapid growing native ground cover, as an aid to erosion control, or where deer are a problem (seemingly deer resistant!). Good drainage is essential, but it is adaptable to many site conditions including sandy and clay soils.