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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. Please contact our sales department for more information at 800-215-9450.

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