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Tolmeia menziesii 'Cool Gold'
Common Name: Piggyback Plant Family: Saxifragaceae (The Saxifrage Family)

Tolmeia menziesii 'Cool Gold'
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'Cool Gold' has a soft, cool, clear gold foliage that retains its colour throughout the season. It's fast growing and makes a wonderful bright spot in the shade garden. This is a gold version of the BC native piggyback plant that graces the shady spaces of coastal BC. The common name comes from the habit of piggyback plant to produce young plantlets that sit on top of the mature foliage before falling to the ground to root in.

Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Garden Origin
Native Habitat:
Moist forests and streambanks in the lowland and montane zones; common in coastal BC, north to Alaska and south to California.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourRed 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height8-12'  Bloom TimeSpring 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposurePart Shade Shade  Foliage ColourGold 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone6-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeYes    

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