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Lysimachia punctata

Not to be confused with the noxious weed Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria). This is a vigorous species that has been grown in gardens since Victorian times. Plants form a bushy, fast-spreading clump of green leaves, with loose spikes of bright-yellow starry flowers appearing in early to mid summer. In the border this will need to be reduced in size every year or two in order to keep from taking over. Tolerates shade under trees, with regular summer watering. Attractive to butterflies. Nice for cutting.
Further details for
Lysimachia punctata

Optimal Growing
Conditions Appearance and
Characteristics
Sun Exposure
Full Sun or
Partial Shade or
Full Shade
Soil Type
Normal or
Sandy or
Clay
Soil pH
Neutral or
Alkaline or
Acid
Soil Moisture
Average or
Moist
Care Level
Easy Flower Colour
Yellow
Blooming Time
Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer
Foliage Color
Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
Accent: Good Texture/Form
Attracts Butterflies
Border
Cut Flower
Rabbit Resistant
Massed
Waterside
Woodland
Flower Head Size
Medium
Height
60-90 cm
23-35 inches
Spread
60-90 cm
23-35 inches
Foot Traffic
None

Growth Rate
Fast

Photos of this plant

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