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Loosestrife

Lysimachia spp.

Full Sun
Frost Hardy

7a

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

1.5m

50cm

Min

50cm

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A photo of Loosestrife
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A photo of Loosestrife
A photo of Loosestrife

Overview

Lysimachia is a genus of nearly 200 species of summer-flowering annual and evergreen perennial species in the primrose family, Primulaceae. This genus is native to parts of North America, including the Pacific Islands and across Eurasia and these plants are commonly known as Loosestrifes. They have simple leaves and flowers that come in a variety of forms: star-, cup- or bowl-shaped, held in panicles or individually in leaf axils. They are commonly cultivated as ground cover or rock garden plants.

Propagation

Division

Special Features

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves