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 CharacteristicsBurgundy foliage and contrasting yellow flowers. Native perennial.
CareGrow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. May need support.
PropagationSow seed in containers outdoors in spring. Divide in spring or fall.
ProblemsRust and leaf spot can occur.
- Genus : Lysimachia
- Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
- Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
- Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8
- Growth Rate : Fast
- Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Maintenance : Moderate
- Plant Type : Perennials
- Foliage Color : Purple/Burgundy
- Characteristics : Showy Foliage
- Bloom Time : Summer
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
- Flower Color : Yellow