London (change)
Today 20°C / 15°C
Tomorrow 20°C / 13°C

Lysimachia ciliata 'Firecracker'

Loosestrife

Reader rating

From 2 ratings

+ Add a review

Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Yellow

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by bbc.co.uk/gardening

Plant details

This is an elegant loosestrife which is ideal for the border, bog garden or pond margin. In mid-summer, slender stalks are produced with slightly pendant bright yellow flowers. Plant in humus-rich, moist soil that doesn't dry out in the summer in sun or partial shade. It may need some support for the flower spikes or plant at the back of the border, using other plants to support it. This variety has has been given an Award of Garden Merit (AGM), which is for plants of outstanding excellence.

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

Blubell

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.



Add your own review

Please register or login to add a review