Lysimachia atropurpurea
“Burgundy Loosestrife”
Lysimachia atropurpurea "Burgundy Loosestrife"

When this absolutely marvelous NON INVASIVE “Loosestrife” goes into bloom here in our gardens, visitors go cuckoo trying to get their hands on any remain­ing plants for sale! With its first flush of 2’ rich claret, goosenecked spikes above silvery, blue-grey, lanceolate foliage – it’s a showstopper – attracting butterflies & hummers & providing yummy cut flowers. Bloom begins in May & continues off & on till Sept. Now here’s the trick – this beauty requires optimum drainage, so plant it at the edge of a well draining bed or in a container (at least 10 gal.) & add some compost so you’ll both be pleased. To 3’ across. Deciduous. Self-sows when happy.

Annie

                       

Sun-Pt. Sun(inland)
Avg. Water   

Short lived Perennial
USDA zones 4-10