|The flowers open from the bottom up, in a lighter shade of purple |
This short-lived perennial is striking in bloom, with spikes of deep burgundy buds opening to purple flowers over the course of several weeks. The foliage is purple-tinged in early spring, but isn't much to look at the rest of the season. Individual plants live just two or three years in our garden, but reseed sparingly to keep their progeny going in the garden. For some reason, they prefer the cracks between our patio steps to the surrounding garden areas - go figure.
||burgundy gooseneck loosestrife
|Seed ripens||early August|
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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|maarten dekker||Jan 09, 2006||family = Primulaceae. See Zander, the european standard.|
In, GRIN, lysimachia is now classified in myrsinaceae, with primulaceae getting an "also placed in" reference. I'm not a taxonomist, so for the most part I stick with GRIN for my reference.
- Seed from '04/'05 HPS/MAG exchange. Baggy 35F (9w; 2%G, 9w) - 70F (82%G, 1-5d)
- Seed from '06 garden. Baggy 35F (8w) - 70F (47%G, 3d)
- Seed from '08 garden. Baggy 35F (9w) - 70F (~95%G, 3d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 35F (9w) - 70F (95%G, 3-5d)
- Seed from '10 garden. Baggy 35F (9w) - 70F (58%G, 3-5d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 35F (4w) - 70F (57%G, 3-9d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 35F (6w) - 70F (60%G, 7-13d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 35F (6w) - 70F (39%G, 10-15d)
Clothier says this germinates cold, but the results above suggest that moving to room temperature after a cold treatment is the way to go.
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