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Creeping Jenny & Daylilies

Posted by junebugntn 7B (My Page) on
Sun, Sep 2, 12 at 12:46

I have Creeping Jenny that is crawling not creeping! Its covering the ground all around some Daylilies. Will it eventually choke out the Daylilies?


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RE: Creeping Jenny & Daylilies

JuneBug, I have creeping jenny in a small strip between the patio and bedded area. Mine creeps most of the time, but definitely crawls when there's been lots of rain. (In drought, it dies back quite a bit.) Mine is very easy to pull up.


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RE: Creeping Jenny & Daylilies

I think Creeping Jenny will eventually strangle any herbaceous plant it comes near. But, as red bird said, it's easy to pull up if you get to it regularly.


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RE: Creeping Jenny & Daylilies

I can pull it up quite easily...I get the feeling it may end up going before its all over. Thanks for the input.


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RE: Creeping Jenny & Daylilies

My creeping Jenny is racing all over my garden. I have to pull it up every year. It is pretty, though, so I haven't gotten rid of it. If I ever disappear, I hope someone thinks to look under the creeping Jenny.


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RE: Creeping Jenny & Daylilies

I bet you can get rid of a bunch and trade it for more daylillies at The Middle Tennessee Plant Swap!


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RE: Creeping Jenny & Daylilies

We'll have finally decided to pull out the Creeping Jenny.. It was just too much in the narrow bed. Imagine I'll be working on this for a while. Did pass on some to a friend who wanted some.


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RE: Creeping Jenny & Daylilies

I guess most people know this, but creeping jenny (Lysimachia nummularia) is an invasive plant. The TN-EPPC lists it as a "Significant Threat" to the environment. I would never recommend planting it or sharing it (unless the person promised they were growing it inside or something crazy like that). I often describe invasives as exponentially reproducing biological hazardous waste (which is not something I'd want to be dumping out into the environment).

Here is a link that might be useful: TN-EPPC Invasive Plants List


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RE: Creeping Jenny & Daylilies..PS

I hope the MTPS discourages trading invasives (at least the Severe Threat and Significant Threat ones). I know that invasives occasionally get brought to the ETPS, because some people don't realize they are harmful. I have the TN-EPPC site linked on the ETPS site and mention it every once in a while so that, hopefully, people will avoid the environmentally damaging stuff.


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RE: Creeping Jenny & Daylilies

Thanks Brandon. Didn't know or forgot it was an invasive. Glad to know I don't have to feel guilty about sending so much to the dump. Interesting to note how many top rated nurseries still carry plants deemed invasive.


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