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Lysimachia ciliata 'Firecracker' (Hairy loosestrife)

Lysimachia ciliata 'Firecracker' Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Lysimachia ciliata 'Firecracker' lye-sih-MAK-ee-ah sil-ee-AY-tah Common Name: Hairy loosestrife 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.
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
Foliage Color Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Flower Color Yellow Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Naturalizing, Waterside
Style Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest
Type Perennials

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