Aurea Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea')
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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 3 - 6 inches tall. 12 - 18 inches wide.
Sun Exposure Partial Shade - Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance - Wet
Zones 3a - 9b
Tags Deciduous, Full Sun, Groundcover, Partial Shade, Partial Sun, Perennial, Rabbit Resistant, Spillers, Wet, Wet Site Tolerant, Yellow Foliage
Bloom Period June
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color

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Burgundy Glow Bugleweed, Tangerine Tango Lily of the Incas, Goat's Beard, Solanna Golden Sphere Tickseed, Lenten Rose, The Rocket Leopard Plant, Aurea Creeping Jenny, Green Carpet Japanese Pachysandra, Alpine Currant, Cup Plant, Periwinkle,
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