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Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea' (Golden Creeping Jenny)

Golden Creeping Jenny, Golden Creeping Charlie, Golden Creeping Sally, Golden Downhill-of-Life, Golden Herb Twopence, Golden Money Myrtle, Golden Money Plant, Golden Moneywort, Golden Twopenny Grass, Golden Wandering Charlie, Golden Wandering Sally


Very vigorous, award-winning Lysimacha nummularia 'Aurea' (Golden Creeping Jenny) is a low-growing evergreen perennial forming an attractive mat of rounded to heart-shaped leaves, 1 in. long (2.5 cm), along the trailing stems. The foliage ranges from lime green to soft chartreuse in shade to a brassy gold in full sun. Blooming in early to midsummer, single, bright yellow, cup-shaped flowers, 1 in. across (2 cm), adorned with five pointed lobes are borne in the leaf axils. Wonderful in containers or hanging baskets where it will spill gracefully. Equally useful in rock gardens or as casual ground cover. Great as edging plant near bog gardens. Use golden creeping Jenny carefully as it can be invasive.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Grows up to 3-6 in. tall (7-15 cm) and 12-18 in. wide (30-45 cm). Plants spread by rhizomes and self-seeding in optimum growing conditions to form large colonies. Stems may root where leaf nodes touch the ground.
  • Performs best in full sun or part shade, in humus-rich, moist, well-drained soils. This plant requires partial shade in hot summer areas.
  • Creeping Jenny is generally pest and disease free.
  • Propagate by stem cuttings in spring.
  • Native to Europe, Lysimacha nummularia species can be invasive. However, the golden cultivars are much less aggressive and suitable for lovely use in ornamental plantings.
  • Find where this species is invasive in the United States.
  • Discover beautiful U.S. native plant alternatives.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Lysimachia - Loosestrife
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 3" – 6" (7cm – 15cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" (45cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Poorly Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Rocky Soil, Wet Soil
Garden Uses Ground Covers, Hanging Baskets, Patio and Containers, Ponds and Streams
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Lysimachia - Loosestrife
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 3" – 6" (7cm – 15cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" (45cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Poorly Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Rocky Soil, Wet Soil
Garden Uses Ground Covers, Hanging Baskets, Patio and Containers, Ponds and Streams
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden

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