Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea')

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Also sold as:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
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
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
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
Flies
Bees
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Honey Bees in the Garden:  JulyHoney Bees in the Garden: July
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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Location: In my garden, Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens, South Amana, IADate: Summer
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Location: Indiana  Zone 5Date: 2012-05-08garden setting ,between stepping stones
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Location: central IllinoisDate: summer 2007
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 9-13-06contrasts well
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Location: Vaughan, ON, Canada (Zone 5b)Date: 2013-05-20
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2013-06-24
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Location: In my garden, Falls Church, VADate: 2018-04-22Coming back more than I really want in backyard
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Location: On a local garden tourDate: 2011-05-22
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Date: 2013-04-01
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2013-06-24
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 10-14-07
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Location: ILDate: 2015-05-15
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Location: Sangamon Co. Il.Date: 2018-05-21
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Location: central IllinoisDate: summer 2006
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Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
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Courtesy Gardens in the Wood of Grassy Creek
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Location: central IllinoisDate: August 2007Ground Cover
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Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Photo Courtesy of Secret Garden Growers.
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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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