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Goldilocks Creeping Jenny

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  • Partial Shade to Full Sun (3+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 2-4 Inches
  • Mature Width 12-14 Inches
  • Growing Zones 3-10

Primarily grown for its foliage, Goldilocks Creeping Jenny is a wonderfully vigorous creeping perennial that is hardy in most areas of every state in the United States. Although it rarely flowers in North America, it has primrose-like yellow flowers. It is a low growing spreading plant that adores wetlands and pond edges. Care should be taken when introducing this plant to sensitive areas and it is on the invasive species list in many states. It cannot be shipped to or sold in the state of Massachusetts.

Native to Europe and temperate regions of Asia, Zones 3a through 10b, it is a tender perennial in colder regions. It can die back but may return each year on roots that survive throughout the winter. It is prized for its chartreuse foliage and is easiest to maintain when used as a foundation of container plantings where it will spill over the edge quite attractively.

Goldilocks Creeping Jenny Care

Until fully established, take care to provide Goldilocks plenty of moist well draining soil with an average pH of 5.8 to 6.2. It requires the occasional feeding when planted in your landscape and a regular monthly feeding when in containers. It is rarely bothered by insects and deer won’t browse on it. It performs best when planted in full sun, but enjoys light shade in extremely hot regions.

Deadheading is not necessary as this plant self cleans its spent blooms when it does blossom. It rarely needs pruning when planted in containers, but if you plant in your landscape or garden bed, you may have to trim it back to control its growth. It can spread on rhizomes aggressively, and may root wherever the stems touch the ground, making this hard to eradicate in areas it really thrives in. The golden cultivars of creeping jenny are less likely to become too aggressive.

Goldilocks Creeping Jenny Spacing

Space this plant 12 to 14 inches apart to support its creeping habit. Place it on the edge of your container to add a beautiful cascading feature, or plant it alone in a container and watch it spill over the edge creating a beautiful display. Its chartreuse green color contrasts wonderfully with other intense flower and foliage colors.

Goldilocks Creeping Jenny Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-10
Plant Type: Perennial
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Mature Height: 2-4 Inches
Mature Spread: 12-14 Inches
Mature Spacing: 12-14 Inches
Habit: Trailing
Flower Color(s): Yellow
Flower Description: Small, five-pointed yellow flowers 
Bloom Period: Early to midsummer
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Golden
Foliage Description: Roundish to heart-shaped, shiny golden leaves
Seasonal Interest: Year-round, but most attractive in spring and summer
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer, rabbit, disease, pest/insects
Tolerates: Heat tolerant, salt tolerant, drought tolerant
Attracts: Bees and butterflies
Uses: Hanging baskets, containers, rock gardens, groundcover
Features: Fall Interest, Foliage Interest, Deadheading Not Necessary
Brand: Proven Selections
Common Name: Goldilocks Creeping Jenny
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Lysimachia nummularia 'Goldilocks'
SKU:
LYSGOP

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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