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Moneywort 'Golden'

14 reviews

Usually available: All year

Life cycle: Perennial
Height: 3 - 10cm
Position: Full sun
Soil preference: Moist / well drained

This is how we pack and send your Herb Plants to all states except TAS & WA

You will receive
- 1 Golden Moneywort Herb Plant in a 50 X 75mm tube - General growing instructions

All of our Herb Plants are grown organically with certified organic potting mixes and fertilizers

Botanical Name: Lysimachia nummularia ‘aurea’

Golden Moneywort is a creeping perennial plant, reaching 10cm high and spreading several meters in ideal conditions. The small golden coloured leaves are rounded and held in opposite positions on the trailing stems. The yellow cup shaped flowers are about 2cm in diameter and appear in summer. The plant spread by rhizomes and creates a prostrate plant that can adapt to many garden scenarios, including use as a bedding groundcover plant, in a rockery, trailing over walls and even in places where there may be some foot traffic.

Golden Moneywort is known botanically as Lysimachia nummularia and belongs to the Primulaceae family. It is native to Europe and naturalized in the United States, but there many plants from the same Genus all over the world. The species name refers to Greek word for ‘like a coin’ which describes the yellow flower. Other names include Creeping Jenny, Golden Creeping Jenny or Moneywort ‘Aurea’.

Growing Conditions

Golden Moneywort prefers to grow in full sun to part shade. When growing in full sun the leaf colour is at its best. If leaves revert to the green of the parent plant remove them, so they do not take over. Soil should be fertile, moist and free draining, but a range of soil types may be acceptable. This plant can tolerate some dampness, so it may be an option in boggy areas when other groundcovers would not be suitable. It should not be left to dry out over the summer months, especially in a full sun position. Dry conditions and poor soil will severely restrict the ability of Moneywort to spread as a groundcover, but it can adapt to these conditions when required. It is also quite tolerant of cold winter conditions. This fast growing creeper can be propagated by seed and by dividing the plant in spring and autumn. A small section with roots attached will easily grow into a new clump, so it can sometimes be invasive. However, the golden leaved plant is less vigorous than the green leaved parent. It can also grow in containers and also tolerates some foot traffic.

Medicinal Uses

Moneywort is not commonly used today, but has a history of use in herbalism for healing wounds by bruising the leaves and applying them to the wounds. It is considered diuretic, astringent, and has been used to treat diarrhoea and internal bleeding. It has use in Traditional Chinese Medicine for treating gallstones, bladder stones and gout. It contains phenolic acids.

All information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. Please seek professional advice before commencing any treatment.


17 August 2021 Update: Herb Plant orders that are not in "next day" delivery zones will only be sent on Mondays due to lockdowns.

Our shipping costs are a flat rate, meaning you can add any amount of products to your order and you will pay the same.

Regular Post - $10.95
Express Post - $12.95 (If your order contains a plant express is required)


We send (Australia wide, excluding Western Australia and Tasmania):

Monday and Tuesday (for all zones)  Update: Herb Plant orders that are not in "next day" delivery zones will only be sent on Mondays due to lockdowns.


We send (Australia wide):

Monday to Friday

*Subjected to actual conditions. Find out more about our Delivery information.


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    Waleria S.
    Australia Australia
    Very happy with the item

    Great service and product..

    Sharon M.
    Australia Australia
    Online order - 32 plants

    Order arrived less than 24hrs after it was sent. Company sent an email with a video explaining how to plant for best results, which was so helpful. I expected some wouldn’t make it but every single plant has doubled in size in just over 2 weeks. The plants were individually wrapped and packed very carefully, ensuring no damage or distress. I added to my order and spoke to Sandra (owner) on the phone, who was really helpful and friendly. I will use this company again - great customer service and exceptional plants. Thanks so much ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Faye B.
    Australia Australia
    Very happy

    Very pretty plant