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Lysimachia nummularia

(Creeping Jenny, Moneywort)

Lysimachia nummularia Photo/Illustration: Steve Aitken

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name:

Lysimachia nummularia

lye-sih-MAK-ee-ah num-yew-LAR-ee-ah Common Name: Creeping Jenny, Moneywort 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.


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 Container, Ground Covers, Waterside
Style Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest
Type Perennials

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