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Lysimachia nummularia

Creeping jenny

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Plant type

Hardy perennial

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Plant details

Creeping jenny is a useful plant all around the garden. The 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.

Family: Primulaceae

Genus: Lysimachia

Species: nummularia

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: 8cm

Spread: 90cm

Time to plant seeds: March to May

Time to divide plants: September to May

Flowering period: May to August

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