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Moneywort 'Golden'

9 reviews

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.


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)


We send (Australia wide):

Monday to Friday

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


If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, you can either return your order for a full refund or exchange it for online store credit.

Find out more about our Returns information.

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    Lee R.
    Australia Australia
    Above & Beyond

    This is a wonderful business. So much great information about every plant on the easy to navigate website. Follow up detailed information about caring for your seedlings. Great communication and fast delivery. A newly loyal and bound to be long-term customer here! Thank you so much for helping a beginner gardener on the medicinal plant journey!

    Maria T.
    Australia Australia
    Great online service and delivery

    My order came very quickly. All plants were intact, fresh and healthy thanks to the care-filled, well -thought-of packaging. Looking forward to making these attractive creepers thrive in our garden. Thanks again.

    Debra C.
    Moneywort Golden

    My plants arrived in perfect condition, thankyou so much!

    Kathy B.

    Plants packaged well, quick delivery and the plants arrived well and healthy and the customer service was great. 5/5

    Annette M.
    Happy healthy plants

    All of my lovely new plants arrived safely, and well packaged. Plants were healthy and lush.