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Lysimachia nummularia

Moneywort

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to May
  • Height0.1m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.6m
  • Growth HabitCarpet
  • Flower ColourYellow-orange
  • Leaf ColourLight green

Description

Lysimachia nummularia (Moneywort). This is a prostrate perennial. It will creep along with a ground-hugging habit. The leaves are small and rounded, light green turning to yellow-green as they age. The flowers are bright yellow and will appear on top of the foliage in the summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Walls, rock garden, bog, aquatic, ground cover, naturaliser, border, hanging baskets.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They will prefer a slightly acidic soil with a good mix of organic matter and need full sun to partial-shade.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds or cuttings, or by division.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs and snails can damage plants.

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