• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Lysimachia nummularia

creeping Jenny

creeping Jenny

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  • Other common names creeping Jenny
    creeping Charlie

    creeping Sally
    downhill-of-life
    herb twopence
    money myrtle
    money plant
    moneywort
    twopenny grass
    wandering Charlie
    wandering Sally

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  • Family Primulaceae

  • Genus Lysimachia are herbaceous or evergreen perennials with simple leaves and star-shaped, cupped or bowl-shaped flowers in terminal racemes or panicles, or solitary in leaf axils

  • Details L. nummularia is a mat-forming, hairless perennial with ovate to heart-shaped leaves that are held in pairs along the procumbent stems; they sometimes bear markings of black glands. Yellow flowers, with five pointed lobes, are borne in the leaf axils in summer

  • Plant range Europe, SW Asia

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Mat forming

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H6

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered

Soil

  • Loam

    Loam

  • Clay

    Clay

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained, Poorly-drained

  • SoilLoam, Clay

  • pH

Size

  • Ultimate height 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Occurs naturally in damp, grassy places in sun or partial shade

Propagation Propagate by seed or propagate by division

Suggested planting locations and garden types Wildlife Gardens

How to care

Pruning None required

Pests Generally trouble free

Diseases Generally trouble free

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