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 Details

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 at least 9x10cm pots. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants planted in bigger pots at the same time. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.