Lysimachia nummularia (Creeping Jenny)

Full Sun
Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type:
Moist But Well-Drained
Soil Type:
Soil Type:
Wet / Boggy

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Plant Overview

An excellent British native creeping ground cover for cool soil. Golden-yellow buttercup-like flowers from June to August. The leaves are glossy and supposedly look like coins, hence one of its common names Moneywort.

A vigorous grower that is happy in a wide range of soils and situations, including wet soil. 

Also makes a good container or basket plant, where the flowering tendrils drop down over the edges.

Height and spread: 8cm x 50cm

Common name(s): Creeping Jenny, Moneywort, Roving Sailor, Meadow Runagates.


Photo: AnRo0002, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

All our plants are supplied in 9cm pots unless otherwise specified. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants in bigger pots planted at the same time. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant.
The majority of our plants are grown outdoors. This means that they follow their natural growth patterns and are ready to plant at any time of the year. If you order the plants in winter, they are likely to be dormant and died back to ground level, ready to shoot again in spring - just like the herbaceous perennials in your own garden. Very occasionally, in winter, we may indicate on the packing slip that a plant needs to be hardened off before planting out. This will be because it has just come out of a polytunnel. If you have any questions about our plants or growing methods, please feel free to drop us an email.
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