Midnight Sun Moneywort
Lysimachia 'Midnight Sun'
Midnight Sun Moneywort flowers
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Height: 4 inches
Spacing: 15 inches
Hardiness Zone: 4
Other Names: Creeping Jenny
A vigorous groundcover, featuring very showy yellow flowers all summer long held over a low carpet of interesting plum and green colored leaves; almost indestructible; a great cascading plant on indoor containers
Features & Attributes
Midnight Sun Moneywort is bathed in stunning lightly-scented yellow cup-shaped flowers along the stems from early to late summer. Its attractive oval leaves emerge dark red, turning plum purple in color with distinctive green veins and tinges of grayish green throughout the year.
This is a dense spreading houseplant with a trailing habit of growth, eventually spilling over the edges of hanging baskets and containers. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other indoor plants with less refined foliage. This plant should not require much pruning, except when necessary to keep it looking its best.
Planting & Growing
When grown indoors, Midnight Sun Moneywort can be expected to grow to be only 4 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. This houseplant will do well in a location that gets either direct or indirect sunlight, although it will usually require a more brightly-lit environment than what artificial indoor lighting alone can provide. It prefers to grow in average to moist soil. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil type or pH; an average potting soil should work just fine.
There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.
-- THIS IS A HOUSEPLANT AND IS NOT MEANT TO SURVIVE THE WINTER OUTDOORS IN OUR CLIMATE --
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