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Lysimachia congestiflora

 
Lysimachia congestiflora
'Persian Chocolate'
creeping Jenny
'Variegata'

Common name creeping Jenny
Family primulaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z7-9)
Flowers yellow (summer)
Size 6-8"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil, not too dry

Our two varieties, both supposedly of this species, are quite different: 'Variegata' has leaves that are irregularly variegated in a lime green/forest green color scheme, which nicely brighten up a corner of our backyard that gets sun only part of the day. The other, 'Persian Chocolate', features a mostly muted purple and dark green color scheme, and grows more vigorously. Over time, both may form mats as the plant spreads by creeping stems, which would be quite welcome in our garden. So far, I've seen 'Variegata' bloom quite a bit, 'Persian Chocolate' not at all. Native to China and southeast Asia, not considered invasive.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: right fence border, foundation border

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