Lysimachia – Loosestrife, Creeping Jenny, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Lysimachia - Loosestrife, Creeping Jenny, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers


Moneywort, Creeping Jenny and Creeping Charlie are all common names for
Lysimachia Nummularia, which is a prostrate or creeping plant and grows very rapidly. It has very showy yellow flowers and blooms from May to September. The Loosestrife (L. clethroides) is a very showy and graceful Japanese variety. It grows 3 feet high and produces long, recurved or drooping, spikes of pure white flowers from, May to September. The leaves take on bright autumnal colors in the Fall when the flowers are gone. L. punctata is another yellow flowered sort which is attractive. The flowers are produced in whorls around a leafy stalk.

How to use Loosestrife in your garden

The Loosestrife is useful for cutting for it lasts well when cut, to grow in a border, wild garden, or along lake margins. There is hardly any plant which surpasses the Moneywort for covering banks, rustic urns, vases, old stumps, or to grow in hanging baskets. The plants spread very rapidly and are very showy when they are in bloom. This is a good carpeting plant for shady places under trees, but it must be admitted that it spreads rapidly and may become a weed.

Where to plant

All of the varieties prefer moist situations and it is because of this that they grow so splendidly on stream banks or in any kind of waterside plantings. The plants do not require any care.

How to grow Loosestrife

Division of the roots, either in late Autumn or early Spring, is the best method of multiplication

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