Lysimachia punctata description:
Golden stars with an orange eye loosely positioned on upright stems.
It flowers through the summer and is very handy for cut flower arrangements.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
Can tolerate a coastal aspect with a certain amount of salt laden air.
How easy is it to grow:
Good for the back of a border, in a woodland situation, by a pond, or on a rough area. It is very easy provided the soil isn’t too dry and will grow in most soils, including heavy or clay soils.
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Common name: Spotted Loosestrife.
The best position in the garden:
Sun or semi shade.
Is it useful as a groundcover plant?
Yes, and it will continue to spread.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil, also tolerates clay soil and acidic soil.
How much moisture:
Moist or normal moisture.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Size of plant:
Height 100 cm.
Spreading. Where there is more moisture, it will spread more quickly.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 3 plants per square metre , but it will continue to spread.
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