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Growing Creeping Jenny

Category Perennials

Creeping Jenny is a fast growing (potentially invasive in lawn) ground cover that produces bright yellow flowers. It is lightly steppable making it a good choice for around garden path stones. This is a guide about growing creeping Jenny, money wort, or creeping Charlie.



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March 13, 2006
Botanical Name: Lysimachia nummularia
Life Cycle: perennial
Planting Time: spring, summer or fall
Height: 1" to 2"
Exposure: partial shade to shade
Soil: moist, well-drained soil; adapts to dry soil conditions
Hardiness: zones 3 to 8
Bloom Time: mid summer
Flower: yellow to yellow-orange
Foliage: green creeping runners that form 1 inch thick mats. Foliage remains green throughout the year.
Propagation: division
Suggested Use: groundcover, walls and banks near ponds or streams, between stones on walkways and paths
Growing Hints: Purchase seedlings or transplant from establish plants anytime during the growing season. Plants spread rapidly and should be spaced at least 12 to 18 inches apart. Flowers appear in midsummer and last several weeks. This plant can withstand light trampling making it useful for filling gaps between stones in garden walkways.
Interesting Facts: Creeping Jenny can quickly become an invasive weed in lawns if not contained.

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