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Lysimachia punctata 'Alexander'


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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour






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photo by Frederic Didillon, copyright GAP Photos (302747)

Plant details

This easy to grow perennial has brightly variegated leaves that are blushed with pink in spring. From June to September, it produces masses of clear yellow flowers. Plant in a sunny or partially shaded spot in moist but well-drained soil that does not dry out in summer.

Family: Primulaceae

Genus: Lysimachia

Species: punctata

Cultivar: Alexander

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Silver variegation

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 75cm

Spread: 50cm

Time to divide plants: March to April

Flowering period: June to September

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I have this in my border but it has reverted to all green foliage and no variegation is left-is this normal?

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