Ground Cover Creeping Jenny Plants
Slow-growing specimen plants are stunning additions to a garden, and definitely worth the time they take to mature. But if you’re looking to add color or fill a space in your yard quickly, consider colorful, low-maintenance ground cover creeping jenny plants. Otherwise known as the ‘moneywort plant’, the creeping jenny is native to certain parts of Europe. The name moneywort is derived from its round, coin-shaped leaves. The plant is also known as ‘herb twopence’ and ‘twopenny thot’. As the name rightly suggests, the creeping jenny (Lysimachia nummularia) is a creeper, and belongs to the genus Lysimachia in the family Primulaceae. It is very popular as ground covers plants. The creeping jenny has limp, trailing stems, and opposite leaves with wavy edges. The green leaves are almost circular in shape, and are glossy and smooth. The leaves may have black dots, which can be seen if you take a closer look at them. The plants produces yellow, cup-shaped flowers on its leaf axils. The blooming period extends from early summer to fall.
Creeping jenny plants enjoys moist soil and needs plenty of watering when it is first planted to establish it. It requires full to partial shade environments. In hotter climates, full sun may dry out the soil too much and make it difficult to grow the plant. Those looking to strictly control growth of the plant should simply weed out any overgrowth plants as soon as they appear. In colder climates, it’s noted that the plant tends to be less aggressive.
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