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Creeping Jenny - Lysimachia n. Aurea
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Creeping Jenny - Lysimachia n. Aurea

Fast spreading groundcover for sun or shade
Item: #LYSAU1Q
ZONE 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
As low as $12.19
  • Fast spreading ground cover for sun or shade
  • Vigorous trailing golden-yellow leaves and fragrant yellow blooms
  • Terrific for moist areas, but will grow less aggressively in dryer shaded spots
  • Creeping Jenny provides season-spanning yellow color all season long
  • Quick, simple fix for problems areas and erosion control
  • Zone 3 bright yellow ground hugger only 2" tall
  • Ship size: Jumbo 1 Quart
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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

Quick Facts

  • Botanical name:
    Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea'
  • Common name:
    Creeping Jenny
  • Zone:
  • Sun exposure:
    Sun, Part shade, Shade
  • Delivery:
    See schedule
  • Ship form:
    1 quart
  • Soil type:
  • Soil Moisture:
    Average, Moist
  • Height x width:
    2" X 18"
  • Flower color:
  • Foliage color:
  • Bloom season:
    Early summer
  • Uses:
    Accent, Container gardening, Edging, Erosion control or Embankment, Ground cover, Massing, Rain garden, Rock garden, Under planting, Waterside, Woodland
  • Cannot ship to:
    MA, AK, HI
  • Patent #:



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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Phillip G  |  May 20, 2015
I received my order today and was, as usual, thrilled with the plants. They were large and healthy, beautifully packaged  and preserved for secure and safe shipping  (I live on Cape Cod Massachusetts) Great Garden Plants, you  are a superior company to deal with and your products are excellent as is your service!I couldn’t be happier.