Lysimachia Species, Creeping Jenny, Dense-Flowered Loosestrife, Golden Globe Loosestrife

Lysimachia congestiflora

Family: Primulaceae
Genus: Lysimachia (ly-si-MAK-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: congestiflora (kon-jes-tih-FLOR-uh) (Info)
Synonym:Lysimachia congestiflora var. atronervata
Synonym:Lysimachia procumbens




Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade




Foliage Color:



18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


15-18 in. (38-45 cm)


USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us



Bloom Color:

Gold (yellow-orange)

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed


This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Mobile, Alabama

Bradenton, Florida

Delray Beach, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

Mayo, Florida

Pompano Beach, Florida(2 reports)

Tampa, Florida

Lawrenceville, Georgia

Saint Simons Island, Georgia

Stone Mountain, Georgia

Ainaloa, Hawaii

Hawaiian Beaches, Hawaii

Leilani Estates, Hawaii

Nanawale Estates, Hawaii

Pahoa, Hawaii

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Lafayette, Louisiana

Mandeville, Louisiana

Prairieville, Louisiana

Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Greenville, South Carolina

Salem, South Carolina

Beaumont, Texas

Coppell, Texas

Denton, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

Liberty, Texas

New Braunfels, Texas

New Caney, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Seabrook, Texas

Spring, Texas

Alexandria, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 26, 2016, cleopatra123 from Caledon Village,
Canada wrote:

Just want to know how to dead head the blooms so the plant continues to thrive.


On May 29, 2010, droopydraws from near London,
United Kingdom wrote:

great plant, beautiful and compact. Have a mature plant in my sink but have started to take bits from it to plant all over the garden. will place a few in my hanging baskets this year, as soon as my cuttings have rooted. Have only just discovered what the plant is called, and joined this site. You could say this plant lead me here, so I will treasure it all the more.


On Sep 24, 2008, ladybarber101 from Lancaster, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

I love thsi plant! I gow it in Hanging baskets and its so easy to root and make more. The blooms just keep flowering and as stated above if it wilts give it alittle more water and it perks right back up..


On May 22, 2007, ceejaytown from The Woodlands, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

A groundcover, this Lysimachia is not invasive like its relatives. It does spread, but in a mannerly way, and is easy to keep in bounds. Evergreen here, its leaves become bronzy colored in winter. Beautiful when in full bloom in the spring. Easy to propagate. Simply take long cuttings and lay them on moist ground. Cover the runners with soil, and it will root at the nodes.


On Jan 25, 2005, arielsadmirer from Margate, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:

Very easy to grow. I have it placed underneath a few Queen Palms. It readily takes to partial shade. I have noticed no pest problems.


On Jun 14, 2003, skwalker from Mayo, FL wrote:

I bought this plant only because of it's beautiful yellow blooms last year. It came back strong this summer spreading about 2 feet from its original plant. I do keep it moist. This is the easiest plant I have ever grown. It blooms in late spring and early summer. I did put some fertilizer on it and it's dark green foliage turned a lighter green but still looked great. I take cuttings with some roots, plant them and keep them moist. They will take off. sometimes they might wilt but come back strong. The butterflys and bees love it. I don't have a green thumb and if I can grow this plant anyone can.


On Feb 1, 2003, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

Seed will not come true. Makes a good hanging basket specimen.