Spotted Loosestrife

The Spotted Loosestrife (Lysimachia punctata) is a vigorous perennial that bears clusters of five-petalled yellow flowers with a central red eye on pale green tall stems from June to September. It is a useful tall plant (up to 36 inches) as it requires no support and has enough foliage to dilute the brightness of the flowers. Pointed leaves whorl about the stems, with a similar habit to lilies. The plant does best in full sun to part shade and tolerates drier sites. To curb spread, divide every two years.

Spotted Loosestrife Lysimachia punctata

Spotted Loosestrife Lysimachia punctata

References

  1. The Horticulture Gardener's Guides - Perennials. Andy McIndoe, Kevin Hobbs
  2. Continuous Bloom. Pam Duthie