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Hey all, new pond owner here. Will creeping jenny grow up the banks at all, away from the water? I ask because when my pond is full there's an area of bank that sticks out on one end that isn't very sightly; I was wondering if I could plant creeping jenny at the waters edge with the hopes of it growing up and along that exposed bank? There's probably about a foot above the water that I'd like covered up. Thanks for any thoughts!
 
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Hey all, new pond owner here. Will creeping jenny grow up the banks at all, away from the water? I ask because when my pond is full there's an area of bank that sticks out on one end that isn't very sightly; I was wondering if I could plant creeping jenny at the waters edge with the hopes of it growing up and along that exposed bank? There's probably about a foot above the water that I'd like covered up. Thanks for any thoughts!
yes, it's fairy intrusive, though easier to plant it high and let it grow down. I've got it running more or less where it wants and now am at the stage of culling it back. I have it growing over rocks, down liner, over logs, into and back out of the bog, down rocks into the pond; nothing really seems to stop it but luckily it's not a super fast grower.
 

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I have it along my pond edges and it likes to grow down over the rocks and into the pond. It also will grow the other way under that red maple on the left of the photo and onto the ground. I think it will grow anywhere there is soil or water.

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Some places call it Creeping Charlie. Same plant tho and it's darn cheap. You can train it to go where you want. Just lift the vines and place in the direction you want it to travel.
 
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Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia) is not only a pond marginal. It will also grow well in an average-watered bed in sun or shade, but it can't be let to go too dry. It has a number of common names: Creeping Jenny, Creeping Charlie, etc. I know it best as Moneywort.

Often, one finds Golden Moneywort (Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea') a garden from that has lutescent or yellowish leaves.
 
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Hey all, new pond owner here. Will creeping jenny grow up the banks at all, away from the water? I ask because when my pond is full there's an area of bank that sticks out on one end that isn't very sightly; I was wondering if I could plant creeping jenny at the waters edge with the hopes of it growing up and along that exposed bank? There's probably about a foot above the water that I'd like covered up. Thanks for any thoughts!
Yes creeping jenny grows anywhere that the soil is damn and rich
 

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My creeping jenny grows in mud just water plain old dirt dry wet it does not matter
 
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lol I let it wander, free to grow. Well I let everything wander and free to grow..............
 

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lol I let it wander, free to grow. Well I let everything wander and free to grow..............
careful; you'll either lose your husband or make it difficult to get him through doorways with this 'everything' mentality...:p
 

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He is constantly saying the yard is going to overgrow the house!
 
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i have the plant growing all over, and it is creeping out over concrete pavers, no soil on them, and it is even putting roots out onto the concrete. I do water it every few days though.
 
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They key to creeping Jenny which I learned the hard way: Don’t drown the crown.
 
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