Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea,' a winner of the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Merit, is a marvelous ground cover, which forms a tough, leafy mat 2″ tall and thrives in damp soils that often kill other ground covers. Slightly ruffled yellow leaves compliment profuse, cup-shaped ¾″ diameter yellow blooms that appear in early summer. Perfect on banks, in woodland gardens, and along paths.
Lysimachia is a widely dispersed genus that includes some North American natives and a few fine garden plants including the old favorite, L. clethroides (Gooseneck Loosestrife). Most prefer average to moist, well-drained soil.
HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
WHEN WE SHIP
We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.
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Verdant from Hudson Valley, NY
I've planted this along a stone path, mixed with thyme and oregano and in front of Alchemillla. It doesn't run like crazy or need much clipping and I never water it. It brings some foliage color to the area and complements the Alchemilla blooms
This stays mostly evergreen (everyellow?!) for me in Zone 5.
gardendevi from SE Pennsylvania
First used this in a container planting, where it spilled over the edge nicely, and the color works with many flower and foliage colors. Now have some underplanted with Ophiopogon nigrescens, blue-flowering geranium. Would look terrific with any of the new coleus cultivars too! Foliage color is very subdued in shade, so give it at least half a day of sun for best color.
Royalgardener from South-Central Ohio
I placed a 9" saucer inside a 12" and planted this in the space between saucers. I used the inner saucer as a bird bath!(I used a circular stand that the larger saucer fit in.)The creeping Jenny spilled elegantly; it was a real eye catcher !
Hneckone from Haddam Neck, Connecticut
I love this plant because it grows anywhere I put it. I've had difficulty finding plants that grow well in my shady yard which has very wet, boggy areas and also very dry areas. This spread quickly everywhere I put it but does best in moist areas.
Latin Name Pronunciation: lye-sim-ak'ee-uh
A large and attractive group of perennials, some tall, with elegant, arching flower spikes and others of ground-cover stature. They prefer moist soils, where most will spread rapidly from underground stems. Despite this aggressive reputation, many garden species are more restrained, and their long-blooming, showy flowers are an indispensable part of summer borders and bouquets.
Light/Watering: Full sun or part shade. Water thoroughly after planting, and keep a close eye on the plant over the following week. After the first week, give a new plant a good soaking once a week during summer, unless rainfall is plentiful (more than 1" per week). Established plants can generally get by on less water, but most grow best if the soil remains evenly moist. Please note that more is not better. When in doubt, don't water.
Fertilizer/Soil and pH: Not fussy about soil. Although Loosestrife prefers moist, well drained soil, it tolerates poor drainage; it is less vigorous and therefore less invasive in dry soil. We recommend against fertilizing at planting time and during the first growing season in your garden. Plants need time to settle in before being pushed to grow. Most established plants grow best if fertilized with a light hand. We fertilize perennials just once -- in early spring -- with a light but even coverage of a balanced, granular fertilizer (such 10-10-10 or an organic fertilizer). If a concentrated, water-soluble fertilizer is used, please follow the manufacturers' recommendations carefully.
Continuing Care: Some taller species may require staking. Deadheading after flowers fade helps prevent unwanted seedlings. Divide in spring or fall. Pests are rarely a problem; occasionally rust or leaf spot might occur.