Goldilocks Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia 'Goldilocks')
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Deciduous Perennial in the Primulaceae Family

About Creeping Jenny

Creeping Jenny’s delicate chartreuse leaves and bright yellow flowers make her a striking trailing plant, but gardeners beware: left to her own devices outside of containers in the garden, Creeping Jenny will… well… “creep,” and can be very invasive.

She makes a great groundcover if her presence is welcome, but because of her low-maintenance and dense growth habit, she can choke out weeds and more desirable plants alike!

Creeping Jenny makes a great container plant, where her overzealous growth can be kept in check and her trailing vines can spill over in a dramatic cascade of color.

This tough little beauty makes a lush and bright statement wherever she grows!


Cold hardy

Great “spiller” in containers


Can be very invasive


Plant Data

Mature Size 0 - 3 inches tall. 12 - 36 inches wide.
Sun Exposure Partial Sun - Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance Medium - Wet
Zones 3a - 9b (Usually hardy to -40° F)
Tags Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Wildlife, Deciduous, Deer Resistant, Full Sun, Grown For Attractive Foliage, Medium, Partial Sun, Perennial, Rabbit Resistant, Spillers, Tender Perennial, Vine, Wet, Wet Site Tolerant
Bloom Period June to July
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Chartreuse

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