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Tolmiea ‘Cool Gold’


This plant is no longer for sale directly from TERRA NOVA® Nurseries. However, it may still be available through one of our Licensees or Retail Sources.


(Golden Piggy Back Plant) With foliage of soft, cool, clear gold, 'Cool Gold' is a big improvement over previous clones. No splotching or reversions! It retains its color throughout the season. It's fast growing and makes a wonderful bright spot in the shade garden.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 6-9
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 12″ / 14″ / 18″
Exposure: Part Shade, Full Shade
Bloom Time(s):

SKU: TOLCOOGOL Categories: ,
Common Name Gold Piggyback Plant
Family Saxifragaceae
Genus Tolmiea
species menziesii
Plant Type Perennial
US Patent # PP15948
EU Grant # --
Bloom Time --
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Green, Lime, Yellow
Dormancy Winter
Exposure Part Shade, Full Shade
Growth Habit Clumping
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 6, 7, 8, 9
How Different? It has gold leaf color and great vigor.
Landscape Value Edging, shade borders, mixed beds.
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Persistence Evergreen
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 12" / 14" / 18"
Soil (Garden) Fertile and moist.
Water (Garden) Average
Special Uses Deer Resistant, Winter Color
Comments Small maroon flowers in 18" spikes in spring add interest. Good house plant.
Water (Greenhouse) Dry slightly between waterings.
EC 0.6 – 0.9
pH 5.8 – 6.8
Fertility Needs 150 – 200 ppm
Finish Time to 4″ 4 – 6 weeks
Finish Time to Gallon 8 – 10 weeks
Day Length for Flowering Day Neutral
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