Ground Cover Creeping Jenny Plants

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.

Outdoor Garden With Concrete Paver And Boulder Also Creeping Jenny Ground Cover

Outdoor Garden With Concrete Paver And Boulder Also Creeping Jenny Ground Cover

Buy some seeds from the local nursery. You can also collect the seeds from your friends or neighbors who grow this plant.

Garden With Wooden Bench And Creeping Jenny Ground Cover

Garden With Wooden Bench And Creeping Jenny Ground Cover

Creeping jenny is a hardy plant that will thrive in full sun or shade.

Garden With Shrubs And Golden Creeping Jenny Ground Cover

Garden With Shrubs And Golden Creeping Jenny Ground Cover

Golden creeping Jenny is a low-growing, rampant, evergreen groundcover with rounded, golden yellow leaves. In summer, it produces many cup-shaped, bright yellow flowers.

Garden With Purple Flowers And Golden Creeping Jenny

Garden With Purple Flowers And Golden Creeping Jenny

The creeping jenny is a low-maintenance plant that can be propagated without much efforts and costs.

Garden With Stepping Pathway And Creeping Jenny Ground Cover

Garden With Stepping Pathway And Creeping Jenny Ground Cover

Grown as a ground cover, in contrast with the cement stones on the garden pathway.

Garden Patio With Furniture And Golden Creeping Jenny Ground Cover

Garden Patio With Furniture And Golden Creeping Jenny Ground Cover

There are several cultivars of creeping jenny and main differences may be color of the leaves.

Garden With Fern And Hosta Also Golden Creeping Jenny Ground Cover

Garden With Fern And Hosta Also Golden Creeping Jenny Ground Cover

Creeping jenny is known by the alternate names moneywort, creeping charlie and twopenny grass.

Garden With Small Shrubs And Creeping Jenny Ground Cover

Garden With Small Shrubs And Creeping Jenny Ground Cover

Creeping jenny requires regular water and does well with a little organic fertilizer when first planted. Apply mulch or organic compost around plants to help with moisture retention.

Garden With Yellow Creeping Jenny Ground Cover

Garden With Yellow Creeping Jenny Ground Cover

Grow in a moist, but well-drained soil, rich in organic matter. Soil should not dry out in summer. Full sun or partial shade, but color is best in full sun.

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