Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea')

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: In Water
Wet Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 2 to 3 inches
Plant Spread: 8 to 12 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Foliage is bright golden-yellow when plant grown in full sun.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Tolerates foot traffic
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Self
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger


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By Mindy03 on July 6, 2011

Independence Day and the beginning of the hottest days of summer, the Dog Days, are the major events in July. Gardeners and honey bees are trying to keep cool and harvesting food.

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Posted by lauribob (N Central Wash. - the dry side - Zone 5b) on May 3, 2016 9:29 AM

This plant supposedly likes it very moist and will even grow in water. (I'm going to try that one of these days.) I planted some next to a rock water feature to hide the supporting grate. It has taken off from there and is quite aggressive in my sporadically watered rock garden of succulents. It has also crossed my gravel driveway and is now growing in another rather dry area. It's very bright and pretty.

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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Oct 31, 2011 9:18 AM

Foliage will be bright yellow in full sun. Needs moist ground to spread well.

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