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Lysimachia ciliata ‘Firecracker’

Loosestrife

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height0.9m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourWhite pink purple
  • Leaf ColourPurple

Description

Lysimachia ciliata ‘Firecracker’ (Loosestrife). This genus consists of mainly evergreen perennials and shrubs there are about 150 species, the flowers are tall spike-like racemes of crowded blooms. The 5-petalled flowers are mostly yellow or white.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub or Herbaceous

Interest and use

Suitable for the border or rock garden. Ground cover.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They will prefer a slightly acidic soil with a good mix of organic matter. They need full sun to partial-shade.

Propagation

Division in spring or by seed in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs and snails can damage plants.

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