Lysimachia clethroides

£6.50

A vigorous rhizomatous perennial from China & Japan, otherwise known as Gooseneck Loosestrife. Graceful white flowering racemes almost 20cm long have a delightful crooked neck which bends the inflorescence down before it twists up again. Flowers mid to late summer. Comes from wet ravines and damp woodland margins as well as in lush grassland, easy to grow in cultivation on most rich soils. 90cm. Hardy

 

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Product Description

Gooseneck loosestrife, Lysimachia clethroides, is a fast-growing clump-forming perennial, bearing fresh green, pointed leaves, which turn orange-red briefly before falling in autumn. Its saucer-shaped flowers grow on long, slender arching spikes, reminiscent of a goose neck. It’s perfect for growing in a mixed herbaceous border, where its flowers will attract a wealth of insects.

Grow Lysimachia clethroides in humus-rich, moist soil in full sun or partial shade. It may need support. Cut back after flowering and dig up new shoots to control its spread.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: deep, fertile, well drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to August
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Pot size: 2L
  • Eventual height and spread: 90cm x 90cm