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Lysimachia punctata ‘Alexander’

Loosestrife

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height0.5m to 1.2m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourYellow-orange
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Lysimachia punctata ‘Alexander’ (Loosestrife). This is a moisture-loving perennial and can become invasive over a period of time. It needs plenty of room to grow, and will provide you with lush foliage and bright yellow flowers. It grows well in moist soil, or a partial shaded position.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Walls, rock garden, ground cover, bog, wildflower/meadow

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilClay, Sandy, Loamy
  • Soil pH9.0 to 5.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

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

Propagation

Divide clumps in autumn or spring, or propagate by seed.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs and snails can damage plants.

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