Creeping Jenny

Lysimachia nummularia

This vigorous spreading groundcover is very useful in moist, shady locations. Features low mat of bright green rounded foliage with bright golden yellow flowers in late spring. Excellent for cascading over walls.

TYPE Perennial SUN Full Sun to Part Shade
HEIGHT 0.25 ft SOIL Moist
SPREAD 2 ft FLOWER Late Spring, Yellow
ZONE 3 FRUIT Edible Foliage, No Fruit
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Latin Name: Lysimachia nummularia
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Growth Rate:

Fast growth rate

Foliage:

Round emerald green foliage

Applications:

Used as a border plant or groundcover

Native:

Native

Invasive:

Invasive

Containers:

Great for planting in containers

Ornamental Features:

Blooms in late spring

Sun:

Plant in a full sun to part shade location

Drainage:

Requires average moist, well-drained conditions

Maintenance:

High maintenance

Pruning:

Requires little pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback

Clump Division:

Easily increased by moving new plantlets in spring or fall.

Edible/Medicinal Uses:

A tea is made from the leaves and flowers. Creeping Jenny is a very good wound-herb, the fresh leaves can be applied externally to the affected area. An infusion is used to treat internal bleeding and diarrhoea

Disclaimer:

DISCLAIMER: The information presented here regarding edible/herbal/medicinal uses is for informational purposes only. Always consult a physician or other qualified health professional prior to ingesting any plant not sold expressly for its edibility

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