Lysimachia congestiflora

Creeping jenny

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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour






Skill level


Lysimachia congestiflora

Plant details

Lysimachia congestiflora is a useful plant in a variety of settings. Its prostrate, creeping stems make excellent ground cover around pond margins and, being evergreen, are useful for concealing the edges of pond liners. They also infiltrate pondside plants or those growing in a damp border, filling gaps and providing winter interest after other perennials have died down.

Grow Lysimachia congestiflora in moit but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade.

Family: Primulaceae

Genus: Lysimachia

Species: congestiflora

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist, Boggy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 25cm

Spread: 25cm

Time to plant seeds: March to May

Time to divide plants: September to May

Flowering period: May to August

Reader reviews

Nicola Butler

I originally planted this in a mixed hanging basket where it stayed for a couple of years, before I found it growing in the heavy clay beneath the hanging basket. Have to admit it looks lovely. Have also got several small pots inside a large tub which are completely submerged in rainwater complete with tadpoles and it's still going strong. Will be planting them once tadpoles have grown. A beautiful plant I fully recommend.

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