Lysimachia nummularia

Creeping Jenny

Aquarium suitability: yes
Usage: Background, Midground, Street (Dutch style), Foreground, group
Difficulty: easy
Growth: medium
See also: Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea'
Range and localities: 

Großteil Europas; in Nordamerika eingeschleppt

Availability [?]: 
  • frequently available commercially

Common names: 
  • Creeping Jenny
  • Moneywort

Habit, plant type:

  • stem
Botanical name [?]: Lysimáchia nummulária L.

Major group (unranked): Seed plants: Flowering plants (Angiosperms)
Order: Ericales
Family: Primulaceae
Genus: Lysimachia


Lysimachia nummularia, moneywort or creeping Jenny, is native to Europe but has been introduced into North America. There is hardly any area in Germany where it isn't found. This creeping plant grows on moist meadows, on riverbanks, lakeshores and pond edges, as well as in alluvial forests and forest mires. It is often used as ornamental plant in gardens and is very well-suited for planting the edges of a garden pond and also as ground cover on normal, not really moist ground and even as a hanging plant. In early summer it has many golden yellow flowers.
L. nummularia can also be cultivated submersed and has been used as aquarium plant since the very early days of aquaristics.

To be continued...

References and further reading:
  1. follows
Light medium to high 
Temperature tolerance 4 to 30 °C
Optimum temperature 18 to 20 °C
Nitrate (NO3-) 10 to 50 mg/l
Phosphate (PO43-) 0.1 to 3 mg/l
Potassium (K+) 5 to 30 mg/l
Iron (Fe) 0.01 to 0.5 mg/l

Growth: medium

Propagation: Cuttings

Can grow emersed?: yes

Suited for outdoor cultivation / ponds: yes

Winter hardiness: hardy in Germany



References and further reading:
  1. Gering, C.-P. (2003): Aquarienpflanzen. Kosmos Verlag, Stuttgart: p. 76.
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