Golden creeping Jenny

Golden, vigorous groundcover
RELATED TOPICS: GROUNDCOVER | ZONE 4 | ZONE 5 | ZONE 6 | ZONE 7 | ZONE 8
Pat Hayward
Latin name: Lysimachia nummularia "Aurea"
Common name: Golden creeping Jenny
Category: groundcover
Flower color: yellow
Plant size: 2" tall and spreading
USDA hardiness zone: 4-8
Cultural needs: full to part shade

It's amazing how golden plants can brighten up dark corners and shady spots in a garden railroad. Also known as golden moneywort, this groundcover may be too vigorous if placed in the railroad itself, but it makes a wonderful transition plant between the railroad and the rest of the yard or garden. A few plants will cover a large area in a short time, given good soil and regular waterings. Golden creeping Jenny should be shaded from the hot afternoon sun, preferring morning sun or filtered shade. As it spreads, the stems will set roots so it can be easily divided. Yellow buttercup-like flowers will appear in summer. It can also be used as a submerged water plant.

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