Creeping Jenny‚Äîa glossy, evergreen perennial and member of the Primulacea family‚Äîwill quickly create a carpet of low-growing wandering stems covered in pairs of zingy, lime green oval leaves.
Golden Creeping Jenny‚ÄîLysimachia nummularia ‚ÄòAurea‚Äô‚Äî is a vibrant cultivar with chartreuse leaves ‚Äì use it to brighten up the edge of paths or verges. It is also less rampant than its more common relation (but we have that one if you want it to try it – just ask for the flowering Lysimachia.)
Creeping Jenny will establish and spread quickly so position plants 18 inches apart in moist soil and in full sun to part shade.
The sunnier the spot the more yellow the leaves will become‚Äîin shady spots they turn a deeper green. Creeping Jenny is evergreen in mild climates, and perennials in cooler climates, but it’s always dependable and will tolerate even poor soils.
This deceptively delicate-looking plant will tolerate full sun, deep shade and anything in between. Once established, (and it does that very quickly) it will tolerate wet and dry conditions – and anything in between. I’ve literally had it growing in the bricks on the steps. It is really that tough.
In the wild these plants colonise boggy, damp areas and, as such, they can be used as an aquatic or to cover banks of streams or ponds. Use aquatic pots and compost if you are planting into water and divide congested clumps every three or four years.
We sell this item in 6-packs. If you need a flat, we have that too and you can save money!
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