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Care of the plant Lysimachia nummularia or Creeping jenny.

Care of the plant Lysimachia nummularia or Creeping jenny

The genus Lysimachia, family Primulaceae, comprises 150 species of annuals, perennials, and subshrubs native to North America and Eurasia. Some species are: Lysimachia nummularia, Lysimachia congestiflora, Lysimachia punctata, Lysimachia clethroides, Lysimachia vulgaris, Lysimachia ciliata, Lysimachia atropurpura, Lysimachia henryi.

Common names: Moneywort, Creeping jenny, Herb twopence, Twopenny grass. This species is native to Europe.

They are prostrate or hanging plants that reach 10 cm (3.93") in height; creeping stems can reach 1 meter in length. They have decorative rounded leaves 2.5 cm (0.98") in diameter of light green or gold color (variety "Aurea"). The attractive, abundant flowers are bright yellow. They bloom from mid-spring to mid-summer.

They are used in hanging pots for terraces, balconies and patios and to cover walls.

Lysimachia nummularia can grow in full sun, shade, or semi-shade exposures. They resist frost.

They prefer a moist soil with abundant organic matter and slightly clayey so that it retains moisture.

Water frequently so that the substrate is always damp but never flooded; they do not withstand drought.

Fertilize in fall with compost or manure.

Prune in early spring to control their growth because they tend to become invasive.

They are plants quite resistant to pests and diseases.

They propagate by division of stems (which have roots) in early fall or late winter.

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Lysimachia nummularia
Lysimachia nummularia
Lysimachia nummularia