Upright growth pattern with whorled leaves, provides a good solid mass of green throughout the season. The flowers in June add a splash of yellow. We've had this in our garden for a good number of years, in average garden soil, and it has not shown any inclination to take over by roots or seeds.
||yellow loosestrife; circle flower
||ordinary garden soil
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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|Leanne||Sep 26, 2009||what do you do with this plant to get it ready for winter? We just bought our house and this plant is all over the outside and I do not want it to die over the winter. Can I cut it back? or should I just leave it? |
I cut ours back when the foliage goes into decline in autumn. It won't hurt the plants to wait till spring though.
|Jonna||Nov 28, 2009||You don't have to do anything. They just come back in spring. They are very hardy.|
|angela atkinson||Dec 08, 2011||i saw this in my garden and thought it was a weed but it was so tall i didnt have the heart to pull it up, glad i never as when the flowers came it is so beautiful |
|Juli B||Dec 26, 2011||I am looking to purchase the yellow looststrife, but cannot find a source. Anyone have any ideas?|
|peter||Jul 04, 2012||i grow this plant from seed in the north of england and grow it on in a 2lt pot out in the garden all year befor planting in the border in its 2nd year whitch seems to induce stronger flowering|
|Lee F||Jun 17, 2013||Like Angela Atkinson, I saw this growing in my flower bed and thought it was a weed. It has such nice foliage that I decided to wait and am so glad I did!|
|Bev||Jun 15, 2015||Thanks Rob!|
|MB Whitcomb||Jul 26, 2015||Short bloom time, but strong colour. Foliage nothing to write home about the other 50 weeks of the year (LOL). Can be a "thug" if not planted in dryer areas with poor soil. I have seen old farms with huge stands on moist slopes, but have personally removed such a stand with no great difficulty. Can grow if removed parts are not composted properly. Many better choices for the garden, although it does tend to bloom for us between flushes. |
|Kathy||Jul 05, 2018||My yellow loosestrife only blooms for a very short time- maybe 2 weeks in spring. I'm in zone 6 and it is planted near a pond. Any suggestions to get it to bloom all summer. |
Few temperate-climate perennials bloom more than a few weeks. I don't think there's much you can do to prolong bloom season. Deadheading may help – I've not tried that with lysimachia, so I don't know if it can be persuaded to rebloom.
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