Lysimachia lichiangensis



Habitat: part shade, damp


Soil: with plenty of humus


Height: 50 cm


Flowering: summer


Width: 50 cm



This is a genus that includes the plants known as yellow loosestrife (but not purple loosestrife) and creeping jenny, so a loving of cool, damp conditions is indicated. Yellow is the most usual colour, but paler cream and pink are also possible.

Lysimachia lichiangensis is an unusual loosestrife with grey leaves, marked with an attractive pattern of white veins. It has spikes of flowers, tubular, pink, veined with darker red.
2 litre pot £8.00

Lysimachia - some other suggestions
invisible.gif Lysimachia ciliata 'Firecracker' has dark foliage, somewhere between plum and chocolate (there's a combination I never thought I would used, which provides a contrasting background to the clusters of bright yellow flowers. I personally don't like the colour combination, but people with less conservative tastes can rave about it.
invisible.gif Lysimachia minoricensis has attractive dark green, marbled foliage. Originally from Minorca, but now sadly extinct in the wild.