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kathy_40150
I love creeping Jenny ..... I live in zone 8 ( lower south Alabama).
Is it a annual or perennial in my zone?
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S Bailey

It is invasive in much of the US and should not be planted outside of planters, and, even then, should be watched to ensure that it does not root where the planter meets the ground. Please look it up (lysimachia nummularia aurea).

   
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cathryn54

I agree with Sandee! Many "great growing" plants are in fact 'introduced' plants from outside the US. Here they aggressively fill in and over take the places where native plants should be growing. Introduced and exotic plants were brought over to the US to provide a specific purpose and soon they ran outside of their selected boundaries and are crowding out native plants. The introduced/exotics don't have their own native natural insects to control their spread as they do in the country of origin. Check the USDA Plant Database (https://plants.usda.gov/java/) to find out if the plant you plan to purchase is native or not. You'll benefit with more butterflies visiting your native plants, as only native plants are host plants to our butterflies. Do not buy Butterflyweed/Butterfly Milkweed at the "big box stores!" Currently they are selling Butterfly milkweed treated with the systemic Neonicotinoids which will kill the Monarch caterpillars! Please see https://monarchjointventure.org/threats/pesticides for more information! We are loosing our Monarchs at an alarming rate! I realize that this should be included elsewhere, yet any introduced plants don't benefit our native pollinators, which include butterflies.


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