Chrysogonum virginianum 'Allen Bush' - GREEN AND GOLD 'ALLEN BUSH'

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Green and Gold 'Allen Bush' is low mat-forming ground covering perennial, more florieferous and more compact than the species.

Named after Allen Bush, plantsman and previous representative of Jelitto Seeds Company in USA.

Reliable groundcover with star-shaped yellow flowers and partially shiny deep green leaves.

Useful perennial for woodland gardens, front of borders, woodland garden edges, rock gardens, native plant gardens or naturalized areas.

The green matt of leaves prepares nice base for taller plants, good companions can be native perennials like Actea pachypoda, Amsonia, Aquilegia canadensis, Asarum, woodland Asters, Cunilla origanoides, Dicentra formosa, Dodecatheon, Geranium maculatum, Heuchera, Tiarella (and Heucherella), Iris cristata, Mertensia virginiana, Monarda bradburiana, Penstemon smallii, Penstemon calycosus, Stylophorum diphyllum, Trillium, Carex pennsylvanica and other sedges.

Good non-native perennial companions can be Bergenia, Brunnera, Ceratostigma, Geranium, Helleborus, Hosta, Liriope, smaller ferns or grasses like Hakonechloa, Carex etc.

 

Blooming time : May, with some sporadic flowers till October

Size : 6” tall, 12-14” wide

USDA zones : 5 to 8

Culture : half sun, half shade, shade, average soil or drained soils, acidic to neutral. With constant moisture can grow in full sun too.

Moisture Needs : medium-dry, medium, medium-moist

Origin : The species is native wildflower to Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi. Distribution on maps of plants.usda.gov

Deer/rabbit resistant : yes / yes

Attracts Butterflies or Pollinators : bees, butterflies

Attracts Hummingbirds : no

Pot Size : square 3.5" x 5"deep pot