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St Albans based, career changer and studying Horticulture. Bulb addict, South African plant fan and converted succulent lover

Lysimachia ciliata 'Firecracker'

  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2020
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richard.spicer.7906

This Lysimachia collapsed after the rain and wind the last couple of weeks, haven’t bothered to stake it now but it seems to be adjusting anyway to lying down, tips of the stem have bent upwards and looks quite good as a low carpet 😄. It’s not normally this short, the stems are usually about 50-60cm tall #lysimachia #lysimachia-ciliata #lysimachiaciliatafirecracker

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joycemb

So pretty but the wind and rain has been very destructive this summer. Poor plants. ☔️💨🌨☀️☀️

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fuschia

I was going to say that's a lovely low growing one. I had one years ago and I loved it but my elephants ears took over. Bought a new one a couple of years ago and it's taller. I'm not keen on it. It has to be staked

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richard.spicer.7906

It has Joyce - I’ve not yet lost any but many plants have been damaged at some point this year. My poor Cardoon is normally standing ten feet tall by now but it’s all lopsided! @joycemb

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richard.spicer.7906

Yes, it’s normally much taller. I never tried the chelsea chop on this, I wonder if that would make it more bushy and less spindly? 🤔 @fuschia

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fuschia

Ooh I might try that on mine. Do I take 2/3 rds off? But i do feel guilty about chopping perfectly good flowers off. 🤔🤔I do have a vase though 😂

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richard.spicer.7906

🤣 @fuschia - yeah, I think I’ll maybe try just half next year. See how they go

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richard.spicer.7906

🤣 @fuschia - yeah, I think I’ll maybe try just half next year. See how they go

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2016
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richard.spicer.7906

Lysimachia ciliata 'Firecracker' - one planted a few weeks ago in the partial shade border. Needs to be kept moist, and appears to be settling in nicely. Has lovely dark foliage, and will have yellow flowers in a couple of months. Has anyone else had any experience with this one?

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MelanieAt

I think I have this and just realized after years of trying to pull it out what it is.

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justin

Love the colour of the foliage. I have the ordinary one in a container as it can spread like a demon but didn't know about this one. Looks great 👍

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tiggrx

This comes up in my lawn. It's not in any of the flowerbeds so no idea where it had originally been planted.

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