Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia) or Moneywort. This is an old European garden plant and in England, it was known as “Twopence” but, moneywort seemed a better choice for us on this side of the Atlantic when we brought it over. It’s a low-growing, rampant, evergreen groundcover that works well in rock gardens, between stepping stones, around ponds, in container plantings or for covering hard to grow areas in the landscape. Creeping jenny is a hardy plant that will thrive in full sun or shade. Do not plant creeping jenny unless you are prepared to deal with its rapidly spreading habit. The roundish chartreuse leaves cascading over (pictured) are great for softening the edges of a square pot. The small ruffled leaves will turn a bright yellow when planted in full sun or a lime green when in shade. Profuse, tiny bright yellow flowers appear in early summer for an added bonus but it’s the foliage that’s so attractive to the eye.
Published by Amy on: Sep 6, 2016