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Chrysogonum virginianum 'Allen Bush'

ht: 8-12 in.
ha: vigorous yet dense, foliage forming a neat mat. Has been called "dwarf" but in reality it is more compact and not usually smaller in dimensions
fd: smaller than species typical but in scale with the denser plant

Chrysogonum virginianum var. australe

lc: typically darker, more glossy green than var. virginianum
ha: differs from var. virginianum in 1) more prostrate with shorter flowering stems and 2) more above ground
ha: stolons, often rooting much like strawberry. Var. virginianum spreads more by underground stolons.
so:
Woodlanders

Chrysogonum virginianum 'Eco-lacquered Spider'

ht: 4 in.
ha: long dark red to purplish stolons are evident with the shiny blade, hence the "lacquered spider" image.
lc: much glossier green leaf
lw: wider than species typical
bt: Schmid reports it has a shorter bloom period than other cultivars
ns: sounds like it has affinity to var. australe (see above)
or: Eco Gardens GA USA
eval: many experts find this to be one of the more distinct and lovely clones. Some of the others we have
eval: found are barely improved from some species selections if at all.
so:
Carroll Gardens

Chrysogonum virginianum 'Frei' (10/01)

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Lath House, JC Raulston Arboretum. Spring 2003.

ht: 4-6 in.
ha: upright, clump-forming
bt: April and sometimes reblooming in fall (October)

Chrysogonum virginianum 'Graystone' ('Greystone Gold')(6/3)

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North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill. Spring 2003.

ft: Schmid in his shade perennial book states 'Greystone Gold' the rays overlap. This plant 'Graystone' at the NC Botanical Garden actually has narrower, less overlapping rays!
ls: wider, more rounded than some other clones

Chrysogonum virginianum 'Mark Viette'

ns: a improved clone from the Viette family. Reports vary of just how it differs.

Chrysogonum virginianum 'Pierre'

ht: 6 in.
ha: low mat, clump-forming
bt: apparently longer than species typical
fq: floriferous
lc: lighter green than some selections.
so:
JDS Gardens

Chrysogonum virginianum 'Springbrook'

ht: 4 in.
ha: smaller than species typical, known to be very compact