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Lysimachia punctata

Loosestrife

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Yellow

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Lee Avison, copyright GAP Photos (189866)

Plant details

The towering, yellow flower spikes of loosestrife make it an elegant plant for the border, bog garden or pond margin. It is also good for planting in wild or woodland gardens, where it can happily spread as it can be invasive. Plant in humus-rich, moist soil that doesn't dry out in the summer in sun or partial shade. Provide some support for the flower spikes or plant at the back of the border, using other plants to support it.

Family: Primulaceae

Genus: Lysimachia

Species: punctata

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Boggy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 100cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to plant seeds: March to May

Time to divide plants: September to May

Flowering period: June to September


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