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Lysimachia nummularia ‘Aurea’ (Golden creeping Jenny, Moneywort)

Lysimachia nummularia ‘Aurea’ Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Benner

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Lysimachia nummularia ‘Aurea’ lye-sih-MAK-ee-ah num-yew-LAR-ee-ah Common Name: Golden creeping Jenny, Moneywort Genus: Lysimachia
Golden creeping Jenny is a  low-growing, rampant, evergreen groundcover with rounded, golden yellow leaves. In summer, it produces many cup-shaped, bright yellow flowers.
Noteworthy characteristics: This cultivar 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.
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 Summer
Foliage Color Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Flower Color Yellow Flower
Uses Ground Covers, Waterside
Style Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest Winter Interest, Spring Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Perennials

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