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Lysimachia clethroides (Gooseneck Loosestrife)

Type: Species | Edit History      Plant ID - 23987



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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Primulales
Family: Primulaceae
Genus: Lysimachia
Species: Lysimachia clethroides
 
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Plant Types edit
  • Perennial
Zones / Hardiness edit
  • 5a (to -15 F / -26 C)
  • 5b (to -10 F / -23 C)
  • 6a (to -5 F / -21 C)
  • 6b (to 0 F / -18 C)
  • 7a (to 5 F / -15 C)
  • 7b (to 10 F / -12 C)
  • 8a (to 15 F / -9 C)
  • 8b (to 20 F / -7 C)
Height (Maximum) edit
  • 2 to 5 feet (60 cm to 1 1/2 m)
Spread (Maximum) edit
  • 2 to 5 feet (60 cm to 1 1/2 m)
Flowering Start edit
  • July
Flowering End edit
  • September
Leaf Colour edit
  • Green - Medium
Leaf Shape edit
  • Lanceolate
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Suitable For edit
  • Border/Bed
  • Container/Patio
  • Bog Garden/Waterside
Sun Exposure edit
  • Full Sun
  • Partial Shade
Soil Types edit
  • Moist
Soil pH edit
  • 6.5 - 6.9 (Very slightly acidic)
  • 7.0 (Neutral)
  • 7.1 - 7.5 (Very slightly alkaline)
Bloom Colour edit
  • White
Wildlife Value edit
Propagation Techniques edit
  • Seed
  • Division
Skill Level edit
  • Beginner
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Contributors For This Plant
Droopy (10087)
Frank (2674)
  Canadian Chelsea (41)
Kay (765)
Jerry Sullivan (1955)


Gardens Containing This Plant
 ckdang70's Garden
Kay's Garden
Jerry Sullivan's Garden


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Kay (765) wrote on Jan 24 2010
This plant has a great form and is easy to grow, but watch out!! If is in a happy spot, it will try to take over the world! It may take a few years, but it is invasive! Luckily, it is easy to dig up.

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Jerry Sullivan (1955) wrote on Dec 08 2010
For a year this plant arched its flowered head in a fertile part of a flower bed. The second year up sprouted a new plant four feet away. Well, I thought, I 'll transplant it with the original plant. As I dug it up, it's source also appeared...a runner. Closer inspection revealed 10 more plants and more runners radiating from the parent plant. I gently dug up all the runners and the parent. 12 years have passed, I have 5 plants in partially submerged pots. They flower each year and have not escaped from their prison containers. Grower Beware!! Lovely plant, if you don't mind being a warden.

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