The Golden Charm of Your Garden

Say hello to Lysimachia nummularia, more commonly known as the Creeping Jenny, Wandering Jenny, or the Moneywort. This golden beauty is a delightful addition to any garden, with its emerald leaves and sunlit flowers that can brighten up even the gloomiest of days.

Lysimachia nummularia

Partial To Full Sun

Can handle a mix of direct and bright light throughout the day.

Low Water Needs

Requires occasional watering (once a week), resilient to some dryness.

Adaptable but Rocky Soil Challenging

Adapts well but may find rocky soils challenging due to physical effort needed for planting.

Highly Adaptable Soil pH

Suitable for all pH environments, from acidic to alkaline.

Safe For Humans

No known toxic effects.

Low Safety Risks For Pets

This plant has minimal safety concerns for pets.


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About Lysimachia nummularia

The Wandering Jenny is a cover crop and a soft-stemmed plant that stands about 2 to 4 inches tall and spreads around 1 to 2 feet wide. Its leaves are a vibrant shade of chestnut and emerald, while its flowers bloom in a radiant sunlit color during the peak season. Although it does produce fruits, their colors remain a mystery.

Did you know that the Wandering Jenny has a plethora of nicknames? Some of these include 'Creeping Joan', 'Herb Two-pence', and 'String of Sovereigns'. Talk about a plant with an identity crisis!

Also known as

Creeping Loosestrife
Creeping Yellow Loosestrife
Creeping jenny
Creeping joan
Herb Two-pence
Herb twopence
Meadow Runagates
Running Jenny
String of Sovereigns
Two penny Grass
Twopenny Grass
Twopenny thot
Wandering Jenny
Wandering sailor

Our design recommendations

The Wandering Jenny is a versatile plant that can be used in various design settings. Its creeping nature makes it an excellent choice for urns, swinging pots, and stone barricades. Its vibrant color can add a pop of life to any dull corner. This plant is a great fit for wild areas, water gardens, fluvial landscapes, and hillsides. It's a true wanderer, just as its name suggests!