Golden Creeping Jenny

Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea'

Forms a charming low mat of butter yellow leaves, bearing bright golden yellow flowers from late spring into summer. Excellent in pots and tubs, or cascading over walls. Outstanding when used as a foliage accent. Evergreen in milder climates.
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Water regularly to keep soil surface moist, but not soggy.

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Botanical Pronunciationly-si-MAK-ee-uh num-ew-LAH-ree-uh AW-ree-uh
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; reaches 2 to 4 in. tall, spreading 12 to 18 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorYellow
Garden StyleCottage
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, Fast Growing
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsWater regularly to keep soil surface moist, but not soggy.
Companion PlantsJapanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa); Bee Balm (Monarda); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Catmint (Nepeta); Sedge (Carex)

Easily grown in average to rich, evenly moist soil; tolerates damp or moist places but not standing water. Shelter from harsh afternoon sun exposures in hot summer areas. For a tidy appearance, remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-8

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