Yellow Loosestrife

While Yellow Loosestrife can be invasive it is not to be mistaken for Purple Loosestrife which it is not related to.  This sun loving perennial loves a moist soil therefore plantings near ponds, streams and bogs will result in a great showing.  Divide it every year or two to reduced the size of the plant and keep it’s spreading nature until control.

Yellow Loosestrife

Lysimachia sp.

  • Light Exposure: Sun
  • Soil Type: Moist
  • Height: 2″-4′, depending on variety
  • Width: 1-2′
  • Bloom Time: Spring, summer, depending on variety
  • Bloom Colour: Yellow, white
  • Foliage Colour: Green, red/purple
  • Pests and Disease: Whitefly
  • Landscape Uses: Beds, borders, slopes, groundcover
  • Special Features: Attractive foliage, cut flowers, attracts butterflies, drought tolerant
  • Zone: 4-9

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