Botanical Name: Lysimachia nummularia
Common Name: Creeping Jennie, Moneywort  
Plant photo of: Lysimachia nummularia
  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Ground cover, Perennial, Vine


Height Range

Under 1'


Flower Color

Gold, Yellow


Flower Season

Spring, Summer, Fall


Leaf Color

Green, Light Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Half, Shade



Medium, High


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Well-drained, Moist


Soil pH



Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Meadow, Water Garden


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Perennial Border, Raised Planter, Walls / Fences


Special Uses

Cascade, Container, Filler, Mass Planting, Hanging Baskets


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Jerry Sortomme Editor
Photographer: Modesto Jr. College
  • Description

  • Notes

The Moneywort is a trailing groundcover in moist, sunny areas. Its yellow fragrant flowers have 5 rounded petals nestled in the round leaf pairs in May and June. It exhibits a charming habit that quickly forms dense mats in moist soils. This European native is naturalized in damp areas and gardens from Newfoundland to Kansas. -Holland Wildflower Farm
Planting Instructions: 1. Dig a hole 2 times the width and 1 and 1/2 times the height of the container. 2. Set rootball at ground level. 3. Prepare soil mix of equal parts soil and soil amendment. 4. Backfill with amended soil. 5. Build Basin and water