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Lysimachia clethroides

Chinese loosestrife

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  • Lysimachia clethroides | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
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Features

  • BloomsJuly to September
  • Height0.9m to 1.1m
  • Spread0.9m to 1.1m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Lysimachia clethroides (Chinese loosestrife). This species produces arching spires of white flowers, they produce decorative ground cover that will grow vigorously.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub or Herbaceous

Origin

China, Japan

Interest and use

Cutting bed, border, ground cover, naturaliser

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They will prefer a slightly acidic soil with a good mix of organic matter, they need full sun or partial-shade. You can propagate from seeds or cuttings, or by division.

Propagation

Division in spring or by seed in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs and snails can damage plants.

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