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Yellow Loosestrife

Botanical Name
Lysimachia punctata
Min Zone
4
Max Zone
8
Height
18 to 30 inches
Width
12 inches
Flowers
Late spring to early summer: yellow
Light
Full sun to part shade
Soil
Moist, well-drained, fertile
Planting & Care
  • Yellow loosestrife can become aggressive when grown in optimum conditions
  • Plants spread by rhizomes to form colonies and readily self-seeds
  • Control spread by growing in partial shade in drier soils and deadhead after flowering to prevent self-seeding
  • Divide in spring or fall will also control spread
  • Plants may require staking or other support
Problems
Occassional whiteflies, rust, leaf spot
Varieties
  • Alexander - foliage has cream colored margins
  • Golden Alexander - green and gold variegated foliage

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