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- Creeping Jenny, Moneywort (Lysimachia nummularia), 3 plants in 7cm square pots
Creeping Jenny, Moneywort (Lysimachia nummularia), 3 plants in 7cm square pots
Creeping Jenny or Moneywort (Lysimachia nummularia) is an attractive native perennial in the Primula family. it's oval-shaped leaves sometimes giving the appearance of a pile of coins, hence the reference to pennies in both its scientific and one of its common names.
Living in towns we may be familiar with it in window boxes and hanging baskets where its smooth, trailing, square stems with pairs of oval to heart-shaped leaves along their length, drape elegantly over the edges. In summer, yellow bell-shaped flowers with five petals appear in the leaf axils, which open and close in response to the sun.
Apart from hanging baskets, it will form a dark green mat with yellow flowers along the edges of a garden pond, or the edge of a path so long as the area remains at least fairly damp. It is most commonly seen in the wild in Wales and the South of England growing by the side of streams and on damp pasture or woodland edges, but is also found growing in damp areas throughout most of Britain.
You are buying 3 well rooted plants in 7 cm square pots. They have been grown from cuttings in our nursery in Cupar, Fife.
They remain green throughout the year and can be kept as a pleasant little pot plant or planted directly into a dampish area of the garden or hanging basket. They are hardy perennials and easy to grow.
Note: Our plants are sold purely for their biodiversity, educational and aesthetic value and no part should be consumed or applied externally unless you are absolutely certain of their safety.
Please also note that our nursery is located at Cupar, Fife, our St Andrews address being for correspondence only. Plant Passport Registration Number GB-S 03473.