Chinese loosestrife

Lysimachia clethroides

Chinese loosestrife - Lysimachia clethroides

Common Name: Chinese loosestrife
Genus: Lysimachia
Species: clethroides

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.90 m (90 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July & August

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

  • Tall stems of narrow mid-green leaves are topped with curved spikes of tiny white flowers in July and August. Chinese loostrife looks striking towards the back of a moist well-drained border or beside water in sun or partial shade. But be warned it can be invasive and its spread needs to be reduced each year.

  • Garden care: To maximise water retention incorporate lots of organic matter when planting and mulch each spring. Lift the plant and reduce the circumference of its roots each spring.



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