Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
James H. Schutte
LYSIMACHIA nummularia 'Goldilocks'
Creeping Jenny, Goldilocks Creeping Jenny
Creeping Jenny is a vigorous and sometimes invasive carpeting perennial native to Europe and naturalized in the eastern United States. The cultivar 'Goldilocks' spreads rapidly to form attractive mats of small, rounded, golden yellow leaves, which are studded with fragrant bright yellow flowers in late spring and early summer. The yellow leaf color is strongest in sun, becoming chartreuse in shade. The differences between this cultivar and 'Aurea' are unclear.
This plant grows most vigorously (and invasively) in moist, well drained soil and partial shade. The leaves scorch in sunny, dry sites. It looks lovely spilling over a rock wall or hanging basket, and makes a good ground cover. It self-seeds prolifically in moist soils, and may invade natural areas.
8 - 1
4 - 8
1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade
2"-4" / 5.1cm - 10.2cm
2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m
Late Spring, Early Summer
Spring, Summer, Fall
Container, Edging, Groundcover, Hanging Basket, Mixed Border, Water Gardens
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