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How to move Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia)

Posted by thisismelissa z4a-S Twin Cities MN (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 6, 08 at 8:14

Hello all.
Last year, I planted Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea' (Creeping Jenny-the lime green variety) and now I need to move it. It's in an existing "blank" area that will be turned into a garden and walkway.

I was going to try and dig it up, but I just don't know how well a groundcover like this is going to transplant. Should I just try to get the majority of the plant and then use RoundUp on the rest?

Your help is much appreciated.
Melissa


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RE: How to move Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia)

Just dig it up and plop it down. It transplants very easily. It also roots easily - spoken by someone who is a consummate failure with cuttings. You stick this stuff in the ground and it grows.

May I suggest using vinegar instead of roundup? It works just as well, and no poison. The acidic jolt doesn't last in the soil, so don't worry about that. Your yard will just smell like a salad for an hour.


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