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Lysimachia clethroides (Gooseneck loosestrife)

Lysimachia clethroides Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Bluestone Perennials

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Lysimachia clethroides lye-sih-MAK-ee-ah kleth-ROY-deez Common Name: Gooseneck loosestrife 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.
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 Meadow Garden, Formal Garden
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Perennials

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