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Lysimachia vulgaris - Yellow Loosestrife, Common Loosestrife

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  • Approximate height: 90 - 100cm (36 - 39 inches)
  • Recommended water depth over crown of plant: 0 - 5cm (0 - 2 inches)
  • Flowering time: July to August
  • Flower colour: Yellow
  • Supplied in the 8cm pot we grow them in - for best results we recommend potting on using a 1 - 2 litre pot

A British native plant with simple lanceolate leaves and clusters of lovely yellow flowers, Lysimachia vulgaris is found in the wild in wet places such as marshes, river banks, wet woodland, ponds, lakes and ditches. Although naturally quite a tall plant, cutting the shoots back in spring before it flowers can bring it down to a much shorter height if desired, without impairing its ability to produce its blooms. It is robust, hardy, and easy to grow. Once established it will produce long thin runners which creep over the top of the pot - these are not particularly fast, but if you do not want it to spread, trim these off periodically. It should not be confused with Lysimachia punctata, the garden yellow loosestrife, which is a non-native species usually grown in drier soils. 

If designing a planting scheme, we recommend approximately 2 Lysimachia vulgaris plants per square foot of ground, or 1 plant per linear foot of pond edge. Read more here on how to pot and care for your plant.