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Lysimachia nummularia 'Goldilocks' (Creeping Jenny)

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


Lysimacha nummularia 'Goldilocks' (Creeping Jenny) is a low-growing perennial forming an attractive mat of roundish to heart-shaped, shiny golden leaves, 1 in. long (2.5 cm), along the procumbent stems. Blooming in early to midsummer, yellow flowers 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.

  • Grows up to 2-4 in. tall (5-10 cm) and 12-14 in. wide (30-40 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 seed or propagate by division.
  • 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 – 10
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 (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 2" – 4" (5cm – 10cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 12" – 15" (30cm – 37cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Poorly Drained
Characteristics Showy
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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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 10
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 (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 2" – 4" (5cm – 10cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 12" – 15" (30cm – 37cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Poorly Drained
Characteristics Showy
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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