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Herbaceous Perennial

Lysimachia congestiflora 'Midnight Sun'PBR

A low-growing evergreen perennial with a creeping habit and dark, purple-flushed leaves. Bright yellow flowers are produced in tight clusters at the tips of the stems from early to late summer

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Size
Ultimate height
Up to 10cm
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Yellow Green Purple
Summer Yellow Green Purple
Autumn Green Purple
Winter Green Purple
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H3
Botanical details
Family
Primulaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Semi evergreen or Evergreen
Habit
Matforming, Trailing
Genus

Lysimachia are herbaceous or evergreen perennials with simple leaves and star-shaped, cupped or bowl-shaped flowers in terminal racemes or panicles, or solitary in leaf axils

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in moist, well drained soil. Prefers full sun in cooler areas but may benefit from partial shade in hot summers. May be deciduous in cold winters. Often grown as an annual for seasonal containers, hanging baskets or ground cover

Propagation

Propagate by softwood cuttings or by division; stems will root at the nodes as the plant spreads. As this plant is protected by Plant Breeders' Rights, any propagation should be for personal rather than commercial use

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • hanging basket
  • Patio and container plants
  • Ground cover
Pruning

Tip prune after flowering to maintain shape

Pests

May be susceptible to slugs and snails

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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