Creeping Jenny, Moneywort

Lysimachia nummularia

Photo/Illustration: 
Steve Aitken
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Creeping Jenny, Moneywort (Lysimachia nummularia)
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Genus:  Lysimachia
Creeping Jenny is a  low-growing, rampant, evergreen groundcover with rounded leaves. In summer, it produces many cup-shaped, bright yellow flowers.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  This creeper can withstand damper soils than many other types of ground covers and can tolerate limited foot traffic.
Care:  Grow in a moist, but well-drained soil, rich in organic matter. Soil should not dry out in summer. Full sun or partial shade, but color is best in full sun.
Propagation: 

 Sow seed in containers outdoors in spring. Divide in spring or autumn.

Problems: 

 Rust and leaf spot are possible, but generally no serious disease or insect problems. Can be invasive.

Overview

Height
Less than 6 in.
Spread
Over 30 ft.
Growth Habit
Spreads
Growth Pace
Fast Grower,
Invasive/Aggressive Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium to Wet
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Early Summer,
Late Spring,
Late Summer,
Spring,
Summer
Flower Color
Yellow Flower
Uses
Ground Covers,
Container,
Waterside
Style
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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