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Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Herbaceous Perennial

Habit

Mat forming

Resilience

Hardiness

H5 (hardy - cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Yellow in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

Up to 10 cm

Ultimate spread

0.5-1 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

golden creeping Jenny

Family

Primulaceae


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

Very vigorous evergreen perennial forming a wide mat of creeping stems clothed in small, rounded or ovate, golden-yellow leaves. Solitary, short-stalked, cup-shaped bright yellow flowers 2cm in width

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing, East-facing or West-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in humus-rich soil, can tolerate moist and dry soils and full sun or partial shade. Useful as edging plant near bog gardens or in a container but it can be invasive

Soil

  • Moist but well-drained, Well-drained or Poorly-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Sand, Loam, Chalk or Clay

Propagation

Propagate by stem cuttings in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Patio/Container Plants, Ground Cover or Wildlife Gardens


How to care

Pruning

Trim back wandering stems

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free