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  • loosestrife
  • Eventual height: 1.2m
  • Eventual spread: 0.6m

Lysimachia ciliata 'Firecracker'


RHS award of garden merit £5.99
Pot size 9cm pot
9cm pot

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July and August
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Tall stems of pointed leaves that are richly flushed with deep purple, are topped with pale lemon flowers in July and August. This loosestrife will thrive in a moist herbaceous border or bog garden. Forming compact colonies, it is less invasive than the popular yellow loosestrife and will happily grow in sun or shade.

  • Garden care: Incorporate lots of organic matter when planting. Apply a generous 5-7cm mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plants in spring and lift and divide congested colonies.