Gooseneck loosestrife

Lysimachia clethroides

Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of Bluestone Perennials
Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of White Flower Farm
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Gooseneck loosestrife (Lysimachia clethroides)
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Genus:  Lysimachia
This vigorous grower has attractive, smooth, narrowly oval pointed leaves are mid-green above, pale green beneath. Tiny saucer-shaped white blossoms are produced in dense, tapered terminal spikes, 4 to 8 inches long, that curve gracefully over and down, from July to September. Leaves turn to rich gold in autumn.
Care:  Grow in rich, moist but well-drained soil that does not dry out in summer. May need support. Control vigorous habit by digging up new shoots.
Propagation:  Divide in spring or autumn.
Problems:  Rust and leaf spot.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Spreads
Growth Pace
Invasive/Aggressive Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium to Wet
Characteristics
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Fall,
Summer
Flower Color
White Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Naturalizing,
Waterside
Style
Formal Garden,
Meadow Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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