Pennywort

Pennywort (Lysimachia Nummularia) is a hardy marsh plant that can grow about 10 inches tall. This plant is the perfect ground cover for the edge of the pond. With its lush green leaves and striking yellow flowers, this plant not only provides a colorful sight, but also helps keep weeds at bay and filter pond water. 

Pennywort ground cover pond
Pennywort up close
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For Sumpfpflanzen , I recommend a minimum of 1 basket with 4 plants and a maximum of 4 baskets with 16 plants per m3 (1000 gallons of water). The amount needed depends on how quickly you want the pond balanced and your visual requirements.

Simon van der VeldePond specialist and aquatic plant breeder

Lysimachia

Pennywort - 4 pieces - Lysimachia Nummularia

- Marsh plant
- Full-grown height: 10 cm
- Placement: -1 to -10 cm

Original price was: 19.95.Current price is: 14.95.

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Pond Plant Set - Insect Friendly Aquatic Plants

- Combi set
- 12 plants
- Placement: -1 to -20 cm

Original price was: 60.00.Current price is: 39.95.

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Frequently asked questions about Penning pond

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Pennywort ( Lysimachia nummularia) is a primal, perennial marsh plant known for its evergreen leaves and yellow flowers. Lysimachia grows along the banks of streams and lakes and thrives best in wet soil. The plant is low-growing and fast-growing, making it a good choice as a ground cover. The yellow flowers appear in summer and attract butterflies.

Pennywort can be planted to a maximum depth of 20 centimeters in the pond, in the provided pond basket or directly in substrate, clay or pond soil. It is important not to plant this aquatic plant deeper because it does best on the pond bank. Pennywort grows well in the shade and if the plant grows too large, it can easily be shortened with pruning shears.

Pennywort is a strong plant and needs very little care to grow well. There are a few simple actions you can take to keep your Penningweed up and running. First, remove weeds from time to time so that they do not interfere with the growth of the Penningweed, make sure the water level of the pond is in order, as this plant prefers a moist environment and occasionally cut off some stems if it is growing too fast.

 

For a 1m² area, we recommend using at least 1 basket, containing 4 Lysimachia plants. Depending on how fast you want your pond or water feature to balance, and depending on your preference, you can choose up to 4 baskets per 1m².

Pennywort plays a role in the natural filtration of water. By absorbing excess nutrients from the water, this plant helps reduce algae and creates clearer water. Furthermore, Pennywort is an ultimate ground cover and provides shelter for fish and other creatures in and around the pond. The yellow flowers (which resemble buttercups) attract butterflies and bees. Adding Pennywort to the pond increases biodiversity.

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Is token weed?

Pennywort (Lysimachia nummularia) is generally not considered a weed, but rather a ground-covering perennial. It is often used in garden designs to fill in bare spots and prevent erosion. However, it can spread quickly and proliferate in some situations, meaning some gardeners may find it undesirable in certain areas of the garden.

Is pennywort hardy?

Yes, pennywort (Lysimachia nummularia) is generally hardy and can survive low temperatures. It is a perennial plant often used as a ground cover in temperate climate zones. Thus, the plant withstands winter conditions well and usually returns in spring.

Is pennywort edible?

Penning herb is not generally considered an edible plant. Although some members of the genus Lysimachia have been used in traditional medicine, there are no generally recognized edible or medicinal uses for Penningwort. If you are considering eating plants from your garden, it is important to do so only after thorough research and preferably under the guidance of an expert.

Pennywort hanging

Pennywort (Lysimachia nummularia), often used as a hanging plant, is a fast-growing, ground-covering perennial known for its round, minty leaves and small, yellow flowers.

Gold pennywort

Golden Pennywort, known as Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea,' is a variety of the common Pennywort and is distinguished by its golden yellow to chartreuse-colored leaves. This plant is popular for its bright, striking leaf color and small, yellow flowers, making it a vibrant addition to gardens, hanging baskets and as a ground cover around the pond.

Lysimachia nummularia

Lysimachia nummularia, commonly known as Pennywort or Creeping Jenny, is a perennial, groundcover plant known for its rapid growth and creeping stems. The plant has small, round, bright green leaves that resemble coins (hence the name "nummularia," meaning "minty") and produces small, star-shaped, yellow flowers in late spring or early summer.

Is pennywort poisonous?

Pennywort (Lysimachia nummularia), including varieties such as the golden-colored 'Aurea,' is generally not considered toxic to humans or pets. This plant is often used in pond edges and water features because of its ability to grow and creep quickly, helping with erosion control and providing a natural appearance.
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I would like to share my experience with you, and advise you to solve any pond problems and reduce pond maintenance. As a result, you can easily save hundreds of dollars.
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