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Other common names
gooseneck gooseneck loosestrife
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
Vigorous herbaceous perennial forming an extensive colony of erect stems to 1m in height, with narrow, greyish leaves. Small greyish-white flowers are borne in slender terminal spikes
Habit Spreading / Branched
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or East-facing or West-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Poorly-drained
SoilSand, Loam, Chalk, Clay
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in humus-rich, moist soil that does not dry out in summer. Site in full sun or partial shade and allow plenty of room as it can be invasive. May need support
Propagate by seed in pots outdoors spring or propagate by division in spring or autumn
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
Cottage & Informal Garden Wildlife Gardens
Pruning Cut back after flowering
Pests May be attacked by slugs and snails
Generally disease free
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