Lysimachia are a varied group, some are low creeping woodland plants, sometimes called ‘Creeping Jenny’ or ‘Moneywort’.
It is the Golden Creeping Jenny, Lysimachia nummularia ‘Aurea’, that makes an excellent trailing plant, a little less vigorous than the green form. This form grows well in containers and hanging baskets, and can be used to hang down over a retaining wall to break up the surface and add interest.
All seem to prefer a part shaded woodland position although they do well in the border if not exposed to hot afternoon sun. A humus rich moist soil is best.
This is na plant that can spread a little to freely in good conditions. Plant away from waterways and bushland areas to prevent problems.
Other species and Varieties
- Perhaps the daintiest of them all is Lysimachia Japonica Minutissima or ‘Miniature Moneywort’.
- Lysimachia Ephemerum is a taller species that adds a little height to the garden and grows is full sun to part shade. White flowers in spring to summer and good grey green foliage.
- Lysimachia Midnight Sun with its deep chocolate green foliage makes an excellent ground cover plant.
Other species include: L. clethroides sometimes called ‘Gooseneck loosestrife’ and L. atropurpurea.
Lysimachia are available for sale from the following nurseries
'Umbango' 750 Humula Rd, Humula NSW 2652
Phone 0408692773 Great Range of Perennial plants available for sale by mail order.
PO Box 7040 Leura NSW 2780
Rare woodland plants, Trilliums Epimediums, Arisaemas, plus much more.www.lynnsrareplants.com.au
365-367 Monbulk Rd, Silvan, Vic., 3795
"Bulb growers since 1951. Specialising in a comprehensive range of bulbs and perennials. Strictly wholesale only. Australia wide mail order service."