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Golden creeping Jenny

Lysimachia nummularia ‘Aurea’

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Golden creeping Jenny is a  low-growing, rampant, evergreen ground cover with rounded, golden yellow leaves. In summer, it produces many cup-shaped, bright yellow flowers.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsThis cultivar can withstand damper soils than many other types of ground covers and can tolerate limited foot traffic.

CareGrow 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.

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

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

  • Genus : Lysimachia
  • Plant Width : 30 feet or more
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Growth Rate : Fast
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Uses : Ground Covers
  • Moisture : Medium to Wet
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Foliage Color : Purple/Burgundy
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Bloom Time : Summer
  • Plant Height : Under 6 inches
  • Flower Color : Yellow

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