Hairy loosestrife

Lysimachia ciliata 'Firecracker'

Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
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Hairy loosestrife (Lysimachia ciliata 'Firecracker')
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Synonyms:  Steironema ciliata
Genus:  Lysimachia
Hairy loosestrife has dark burgundy- to chocolate-colored foliage that spreads to form large clumps but is generally not invasive. In midsummer, clusters of small yellow star-shaped flowers contrast with the leaves. It grows to 4 feet high and 2 feet wide and is good in a moist border, at a pond margin, or in a wild garden.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Burgundy foliage and contrasting yellow flowers. Native perennial.
Care:  Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. May need support.
Propagation:  Sow seed in containers outdoors in spring. Divide in spring or fall.
Problems:  Rust and leaf spot can occur.

Overview

Height
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Spreads
Growth Pace
Fast Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Native,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
Yellow Flower
Foliage Color
Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Naturalizing,
Waterside
Style
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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