Creeping Jenny – Moneywort –
The genus is named in honor of Lysimachus, a Macedonian king of ancient Thrace, who is said to have calmed a mad ox by feeding it a member of this genus. These plants range from a ground cover to tall border varieties. Most spread fairly quickly. Bloom time is early summer.
Nummularia comes from the Greek word ‘nummus’ meaning ‘coin’ in reference to the leaf shape.
Plants form a low mat of bright green leaves, bearing bright golden-yellow flowers from late spring into the summer. Excellent in pots and tubs, or cascading over walls. Outstanding when used as a foliage accent. Consider combining this with any of the bronze or purple leaved Coral Bells.
Winchester Gardens generally stocks this item.
Creeping Jenny – Moneywort
Helenium – In the wild garden, bronzy varieties of helenium combine blend well with the purple form of hairy loosestrife.
Calla – In wet places in mild regions, white calla lily is a surprising but effective companion for yellow loosestrife. The flower forms are in dramatic contrast with each other, and they enjoy similar conditions.
Daylily – With similar bloom times, yellow and gold daylilies provide a color echo with yellow loosestrife but with contrasting flower shape.
Veronica – The bright blue, upright spikes of speedwell complement yellow loosestrife in color and form. Well-drained soil in a sunny spot is ideal for both.