Loosestrife

Lysimachia clethroides

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profile iconLysimachia clethroides
by Dominicus Johannes Bergsma (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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This vigorous perennial has a spreading habit and produces spikes of white flowers in summer.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer

Fruiting time

Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Seed

Sow in spring in outdoor containers.

Division

Divide clumps in autumn.

Special features

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.

Special features

Origin

Asia, Eurasia

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Primulaceae

Flower colour

White

Scent

Mild

Problems

Generally disease free.

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