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Aurea Golden Creeping Jenny

Golden creeping Jenny, Lysimachia nummularia, is a trailing plant with round or kidney shaped leaves that have that bright chartreuse color I always seem to gravitate toward. The plant forms a dense mat that looks perfect when used as a ground cover or when trailed over the edge of a container.

Creeping Jenny prefers moist areas with shade to partial shade. It will also grow in full sun, but its lime-green color becomes more yellow with increased light exposure. Like its cousin creeping Charlie, once established creeping Jenny can be a bit of a garden thug. I find it is best to plant it where it is free to run wild or in containers where it can be controlled.

Golden Creeping Jenny
Lysimachia nummularia
perennial, ground cover
Bloom Time
Sun/Partial Shade
moist soil
Plant Height
4 to 6 inches