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Loosestrife

Lysimachia clethroides

Also known as

Chinese loosestrife, Old gooseneck, Shepherd's crook

Lysimachia clethroides by Dominicus Johannes Bergsma (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

7a

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

1m

50cm

Min

50cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Argynnis adippe (male on Lysimachia clethroides s1)
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Loosestrife Overview

This vigorous perennial has a spreading habit and produces spikes of white flowers in summer.

Common problems with Loosestrife

Generally disease free.

How to harvest Loosestrife

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Loosestrife

Seed

Sow in spring in outdoor containers.

Division

Divide clumps in autumn.

Special features of Loosestrife

Ground cover

Can be used to cover banks and slopes in partial shade

Attracts useful insects

Wet sites

A low maintenance plant that likes wet sites such as bogs.

Other uses of Loosestrife

Cutting bed, border, ground cover, naturaliser