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Lysimachia - Loosestrife

Lysimachia are summer-flowering herbaceous or evergreen perennials with 5-petaled flowers that are usually white or yellow, but sometimes pink and purple. Most are vigorous spreaders, particularly in moist, fertile soil in full sun or partial shade. Loosestrifes are great candidates for moist borders, bog gardens, near ponds and streams, or for naturalizing in a wild or woodland setting. Lysimachia nummularia (Creeping Jenny) makes a splendid groundcovers.

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Lysimachia atropurpurea 'Beaujolais' (Purple Loosestrife)

Lysimachia atropurpurea 'Beaujolais' (Purple Loosestrife) is a clump-forming, upright and sturdy perennial boasting attractive deep wine-red flower spikes on long slender stems from late spring to early fall. The foliage is ornamental with its waxy rosettes of silver-green, narrow, wavy-edged leaves, up to 4 in. long (10 cm).

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Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea' (Golden Creeping Jenny)

Very vigorous, award-winning Lysimacha nummularia 'Aurea' (Golden Creeping Jenny) is a low-growing evergreen perennial forming an attractive mat of rounded to heart-shaped leaves, 1 in. long (2.5 cm), along the trailing stems. The foliage ranges from lime green to soft chartreuse in shade to a brassy gold in full sun.

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Lysimachia nummularia 'Goldilocks' (Creeping Jenny)

Lysimacha nummularia 'Goldilocks' (Creeping Jenny) is a low-growing perennial forming an attractive mat of roundish to heart-shaped, shiny golden leaves, 1 in. long (2.5 cm), along the procumbent stems. Blooming in early to midsummer, yellow flowers with five pointed lobes are borne in the leaf axils.

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Lysimachia punctata 'Alexander' (Yellow Loosestrife)

Masses of cup-shaped, golden yellow flowers, tinged in red at their heart appear in early summer for a long blooming season ending in late summer

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Lysimachia punctata (Yellow Loosestrife)

Named after the Macedonian King of Thrace (Lysimachus), Lysimacha punctata (Yellow Loosestrife) is a perennial plant with great ornamental value, producing sturdy, upright stems loaded with abundant spikes of cup-shaped, golden yellow flowers, tinged with red at their heart

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