Struck Gold

Here’s a garden shot at JLBG, using a good bit of gold foliage in addition to flowers. Left to right: Viburnum dentatum ‘Golden Arrow’, Sinningia ‘Amethyst Tears’, Baptisia ‘White Gold’, Canna ‘Tama Tulipa’, Lysimachia nummularia ‘Aurea’ (groundcover), Hibiscus ‘Holy Grail’ (purple), Spirea thunbergii ‘Ogon’, Trachycarpus fortunei (palms).

2 thoughts on “Struck Gold”

  1. I have a question about Creeping Jenny that is part of the landscape featured in this blog. I know that it spread aggressively. Is it invasive in NC? Will it take over the yard like vinca if I plant it on a slope? I love the look of it, but I have a lot of other things growing and don’t want it to take over. Would it stop when running to other plants, or should I only plant it in an area framed by concrete?
    thank you so much!

    1. Creeping jenny (Lysimachia nummularia) can certainly be a garden thug, but that’s completely different from being invasive, which it is not in our region. It is far less aggressive and much shorter than Vinca minor. We use it several places in the garden, but never near smaller plants, which it would absolutely smother. Larger plants, as you see in our photo stop it from spreading. Planting it in a dry area will also slow it down dramatically.

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