Creeping Jenny - Lysimachia n. Aurea Description
Lysimachia Aurea is one of the fastest growing evergreen groundcovers.
Place creeping Jenny or moneywort in sun, shade, part sun. It will thrive anywhere! Select a spot where it can be left alone to spread along the edge of streams or ponds or as a small-scale lawn substitute where it can tolerate moderate foot traffic.
Creeping Jenny penny-sized gold leaves freely root at the nodes. Small, buttercup yellow flowers add pleasing contrast in summer.
Lysimachia makes a perfect blanket of gold beneath hydrangea or shrubs. Use as carpet beneath hostas, hardy ferns, hellebore& other shade plants! Simple & easy in containers.
Special features: Cold hardy, Disease resistant, Easy care, Evergreen, Foliage interest, Moisture tolerant, Multi-season interest, Season extender, Tolerates foot traffic
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- Botanical name:
Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea'
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- Sun exposure:
Sun, Part shade, Shade
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- Height x width:
2" X 18"
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Accent, Container gardening, Edging, Erosion control or Embankment, Ground cover, Massing, Rain garden, Rock garden, Under planting, Waterside, Woodland
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MA, NH, VT
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Soil: Easily grown in moist, humus-rich, well-drained soils.
Light: Plants prefer some part afternoon shade in the southern growing zones, but flowers and foliage of yellow-leaved cultivars usually show best yellow color in full sun. Foliage is lime green in shade.
Water: Give a new plant a good soaking once a week during summer, unless rainfall is plentiful (more than 1" per week). Established plants can generally get by on less water, but most grow best if the soil remains evenly moist.
Spacing: 18 inches
Fertilizing: We recommend against fertilizing at planting time and during the first growing season. Plants need time to settle and root in before being pushed to grow. Most established plants grow best if fertilized with a light hand. We fertilize perennials just once -- in early spring -- with a light but even coverage of a balanced, slow release fertilizer (Osmocote), or organic fertilizer.
Winterizing: No special care needed
Maintenance & pruning: Allowed to grow, the plant's stems trail as much as 30 feet and root where their nodes touch the soil. Prune them as necessary to maintain a desirable length. Removing mature plants that spread too enthusiastically isn't difficult, thanks to their shallow roots.
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