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Loosestrife in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Lysimachia

 

Loosestrife

Loosestrife is a fast growing, evergreen spreading plant. The flowers are bright yellow and cup-shaped with a darker center but they can produce different coloured flowers. If planted in wet conditions it will spread.

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plant Features
  • Loosestrife likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Loosestrife likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Loosestrife is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Loosestrife likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Loosestrife

Latin name

Lysimachia

type

Evergreens

family

Primulaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Loosestrife likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Loosestrife is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Loosestrife likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Loosestrife likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Loosestrife is 0.50meters x 1.00meters 0.50 M 1.00 M

Lysimachia

Loosestrife is a fast growing, evergreen spreading plant. The flowers are bright yellow and cup-shaped with a darker center but they can produce different coloured flowers. If planted in wet conditions it will spread.


Planting Outdoors spring

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Plant out in spring in a water retentive soil that is free draining. Lysimachia are ideally suited to pond margins where the soil will retain moisture during dry spells. Plant in full sun although they will still thrive if planted in dappled shade. If planting the low growing varieties for ground cover, plant at 50cm apart.

 

Planting Outdoors autumn

From Early Autumn TO Late Autumn

Plant out in autmn in a water retentive soil that is free draining. Lysimachia are ideally suited to pond margins where the soil will retain moisture during dry spells. Plant in full sun although they will still thrive if planted in dappled shade. If planting the low growing varieties for ground cover, plant at 50cm apart.

 

Flowering

From Late Spring TO Late Summer

The flowers are cup shaped and, depending on the variety, are often a bright yellow with a darker centre but they do flower in different colours, mainly white and pink. Flowers appear from late spring onwards.

 
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