Lysimachia ciliata 'Firecracker'

Lysimachia ciliata ‘Firecracker’

Loosestrife

  • Botanical name: Lysimachia ciliata 'Firecracker'
  • Common name: Loosestrife
  • Family: Primulaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Purple

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.

Advertisement

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).

How to grow Lysimachia 'Firecracker'

  • Plant size

    1.2m height

    60cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front, middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / boggy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do not Sow in September

Do not Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Lysimachia 'Firecracker' and wildlife

Lysimachia 'Firecracker' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Lysimachia 'Firecracker' poisonous?

Lysimachia 'Firecracker' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People