Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia)

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Water Preferences: In Water
Wet Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Flower Time: Summer
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Self


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: My garden, Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens in South Amana, IADate: 2008-08-11
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Date: 2018-10-15
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Location: ILDate: 2005-06-07
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Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C. Date: 2009-05-10This is the green one with the yellow blossoms.
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Date: 2006-05-11Lysimachia nummularia Flora Batava, Volume 3 (1814) Christiaan Se
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Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on May 9, 2012 3:47 PM

Honey bees get nectar and pollen from this plant.

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Posted by daylily on Jan 19, 2013 8:04 PM

Creeping Jenny is also a popular plant to use in planted freshwater aquariums. A fast growing stem plant, it helps with water quality in a planted tank. Also used in ripariums, Creeping Jenny can grow both submersed and immersed.

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Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Dec 1, 2013 3:29 PM

Useful as a groundcover, and easy to pull when it gets out of hand. I simply yank it back to the roots as I'm weeding without trying to dig it out. It soon rejuvenates itself and provides a nice yellow/green understory to the garden beds. I don't find it overly invasive in my Pacific Northwest Zone 8 garden, and often use it as a 'spiller' in containers.

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