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Lysimachia vulgaris

Yellow loosestrife

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height1.2m to 1.5m
  • Spread0.5m to 1m
  • Growth HabitIrregular tuft
  • Flower ColourYellow and orange
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Lysimachia vulgaris (Yellow loosestrife). This perennial has creeping rhizomes with upright stems the leaves are broad green and grow in whorls of three or four. The flowers are star-shaped golden-yellow they are borne in loose terminal spikes in the summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Loosestrife

Origin

Europe, Asia

Interest and use

Suitable for the border or rock garden. Ground cover.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium
  • 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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