Lysimachia ciliata 'Firecracker' 

Loosestrife

The chocolate coloured foliage of this tall plant makes a good contrast with its numerous, delicate, yellow flowers and the more blousy inhabitants of the border. 

As a counterpoint to the extroverts it's a good choice but don't be afraid to control its spread by pulling out unwanted clumps. 

It will thrive in a moist herbaceous border or bog garden forming compact colonies which spread by underground rhizomes. Although a spreader it is less invasive and more easily controlled than many loosestrife. 

Not very fussed about location as long as it is planted in soil that does not dry out in summer. We've found that it will tolerate quite a wide range of conditions even underneath trees in very poor and heavy clay.

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£ 6.00

Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

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Primulaceae

Hardy perrenial

H6

100cm

50cm

Purple

Yellow

Moist but well-drained

Full sun, partial shade 

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