Lysimachia Aurea

Golden Moneywort, Creeping Charlie, Golden Creeping Jenny

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Vigorous Ground Cover
Lysimachia Aurea forms a leafy mat only 3 tall. Foliage will be bright yellow in full sun. Penny-sized gold leaves freely root at the nodes. Tolerates limited foot traffic. Quite suitable for a moist area where fast spreading is needed, perfect for a rain garden or even submerged as a water plant. Profuse buttercup yellow flowers in summer. Provides a perfect blanket of color beneath shrubs. Our plant spacing recommendations are based on how quickly these plants will spread in their first season of growth.

Code LYNU

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Plant Type Perennials, Groundcovers

Species nummularia

Height Short 3"

Spacing Plant 12" apart

Bloom Time Early Summer to Mid-Summer

Sun / Shade Full Sun to Mostly Shady

Zones 4-8

Soil Type Normal, Clay

Water Needs High

Sold In Plantable Pots (3.5x3.5x4")

Special Product

Bluestone Classics

You can't go wrong with the classics! These tried and true varieties are our staff's top picks for gardeners looking for low maintenance plants that will dazzle in the border.

Special Features

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Deer Resistant

Planting Sites

  • Groundcovers
  • Shade Tolerant
  • Foot Traffic Tolerant
  • Wet Site Tolerant

Lysimachia General Information

Lysimachia have a wide range of growth habits. Most spread fairly quickly. Excellent ground cover for banks, woodland gardens, along paths or in moist areas near water gardens, along streams, pools or ponds where it can be left to naturalize. Deer resistant, prefers a moist soil, not for gulf states. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Lysimachia Plant Care

Cut back plant by 1/3 when first blooms begin to fade. Divide periodically in spring or fall to maintain control. This quick spreader will need a root barrier to maintain boundaries in the formal border. Benefits from water during dry spells.

Plantable Pots

Our plants are grown in 3.5x3.5x4” plantable pots. Made from 100% biodegradable coconut husk fibers (coir), these pots have tremendous advantages over plastic pots. With better air exchange, this "breathable" pot fosters robust root growth and reduces transplant shock since you can plant the pots directly in the ground. The pot naturally becomes part of the soil on its own over time—no composting required—and since they're made from a renewable resource that requires very little energy, they're earth-friendly too!

100% Guarantee

We offer a 100% unconditional guarantee for all our perennials to reach you in good condition and to grow. If you're not satisfied, we'll reship or refund immediately. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns—we share your passion for gardening and want your new plants to thrive in your border!

Shipping Details

We use custom, earth-friendly packaging to make sure your order arrives in great condition, and we ship based on the best planting time for your growing zone (see the approximate dates below), unless otherwise indicated at checkout. If you wish, you can indicate a specific ship date during checkout.

Spring

  • Zone 3, 4: Early to Mid May
  • Zone 5: Late April to Early May
  • Zone 6: Mid to Late April
  • Zone 7: Early to Mid April
  • Zone 8: Late March to Early April
  • Zone 9, 10: Late March

Fall

  • Zone 2, 3, 4: Early September
  • Zone 5: Early to Mid September
  • Zone 6: Mid September
  • Zone 7: Mid to Late September
  • Zone 8, 9, 10: Late September to Early October