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Lysimachia ciliata 'Firecracker'


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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour






Skill level


Lysimachia ciliata 'Firecracker'

Plant details

Lysimachia ciliata 'Firecracker' bears tall stems of pointed, dark purple leaves, which contrast beautifully with pale lemon flowers in July and August.It's perfect for growing in a mixed herbaceous border, and will also thrive at the pond edge or bog garden.

Grow Lysimachia ciliata 'Firecracker' in moist soil in full sun to partial shade. Mulch annually with well-rotted manure or compost and divide congested clumps in spring. The RHS has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Primulaceae

Genus: Lysimachia

Species: ciliata

Cultivar: Firecracker

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist, Boggy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 120cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to plant seeds: March to May

Time to divide plants: September to May

Reader reviews


Not an impressive plant. Flowers are nothing to write home about and spreads quite a lot. I have tried digging this plant up but keeps reAppearing.

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