Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Creeping Jenny - she blooms!





I planted these two urns in front of Michael's salon with Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia), Million Belles (Callibrachoa) and Spike Plant. A few weeks ago, he came home and asked me if I knew that Creeping Jenny bloomed because the ones at the salon were blooming like crazy! I confess, I didn't know this and I've never seen one blooming. He said a client was also quizzing him about it and wanted to know if it was a special variety. After googling it, it seems that everyone else knows that Creeping Jenny does indeed bloom. Maybe it prefers the hot concrete surroundings and bright light in order to do so. This is one of my favorite pot plants and groundcovers, but I've never seen it blooming in our garden.

23 comments:

  1. I had hear she bloomed but hadn't seen it. Fantastic "arrangement" in the urn!

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  2. I use it as a ground cover in one of my light shade beds, and it grows and blooms profusely!

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  3. Gosh, I have several little clumps of it growing in the garden and have had it in many planters but I have never seen it bloom either. What a treat.

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  4. Who knew? Was anyone fertilizing them with hair clippings?

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  5. I've never seen them bloom, either. The color combination of that planter is lovely.

    Jan
    Always Growing

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  6. Mine has never bloomed. hmm... wish it would!

    Cameron

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  7. You know, I haven't seen mine bloom either. It looks great with the purple Million Bells.

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  8. What a beautiful arrangement! I love the colors. I've seen it bloom here in my garden in the shady areas.

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  9. Wonderful combination, Phillip! I love these displays, where the plants pour out of the pots! That's very attractive and with the purplish or maroonish flowers, it looks A1!

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  10. Hi Phillip! These arrangements are great, I love them! I've never seen C.J. blooming!

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  11. Here is another one who didn't know. I don't have much experience with it but recently visited a garden that used a lot of it. She had it cascading over a retaining wall and it looked great--but wasn't blooming.
    Marnie

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  12. I knew creeping Jenny blooms but I never knew aloe bloomed... :)

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  13. I have a blooming creeping jenny. Your plant combo is a good one.

    Goodness me, looking at the temperature map on your sidebar it looks hot over there!

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  14. I've never seen it blooming Phillip...the color is perfect with the Million Bells. Containers are so much fun! gail

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  15. Kathryn/plantwhateverbringsyoujoy.comJune 24, 2009 at 5:17 PM

    It's a beautiful urn and lovely combination! I love the purple faces especially.

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  16. Wow Phillip, I have that everywhere and it has never bloomed. Maybe as you say, the heat and bright light in that position triggered it. Fantastic!
    Frances

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  17. Your pots look fabulous...and even more so, with Jenny's outstanding show!!

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  18. I've got some Creeping Jenny that looks beautiful, but it hasn't bloomed. I'm jealous!

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  19. How lovely, Phillip - never saw it bloom either. I had three nice patches of it - one dripping over the sides of a container like yours. First the hail beat it up and now there's just one little clump alive.

    Maybe I'll try the suggestion by Les and give what's left a mulch of hair clippings!

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

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  20. I think I may have that creeping jennie around my place here in S. Al. I thought it was something-- well, of course it is something, but I mean other than a weed. Whatever, I like the leaves. No flowers, yet.

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  21. I knew they were supposed to bloom since I bought mine 5 yrs ago as a flowering perennial with a lovely pic of the flowers on the tag - but mine have never bloomed - seeing yours gives me hope!

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  22. I have had them for years and this year for the first time I have wonderful yellow flowers!

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