GOLDEN ASTER

FAMILY: Asteraceae | GENUS: CHRYSOPSIS

TYPE
  • Perennials
SUN EXPOSURE
  • Full Sun
WATER
  • Moderate Water
  • Regular Water
PLANTING ZONES
  • US (Upper South) / Zone 6
  • MS (Middle South) / Zone 7
  • LS (Lower South) / Zone 8
  • CS (Coastal South) / Zone 9

Plant Details

These tough, showy, little-known perennials native to the northeastern U.S. deserve wider use. They tolerate heat, drought, humidity, and poor soil and have no serious pests. Daisylike yellow blooms decorate the plants for many weeks in late summer and fall. Give them good drainage and plenty of sun. Dig and divide crowded clumps in early spring. Resist deer.

ground gold

chrysopsis falcata

  • Grows to about 1 feet high, 1 feet wide.
  • Small (34 inches.) flowers appear on branched stems above a rosette of broadly linear leaves to 312 inches long.

maryland golden aster

chrysopsis mariana

  • Grows to 2 feet or possibly 3 feet high, 112 feet wide, with large (9 inches.) basal leaves, smaller stem leaves, and tight clusters of 112 inches flowers.

golden aster

chrysopsis villosa

  • Taller than Chrysopsis mariana (to 45 feet tall, 2 feet wide), with smaller, more scattered flowers.
  • Blooms for a long time; excellent cut flower.
  • Good to combine with ironweed, fall asters, and blue salvia.
  • Golden Sunshine is a compact form to about 3 feet tall, with large (2 inches.) golden flowers.

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