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Lysimachia ciliata ‘Firecracker’
Lysimachia ciliata ‘Firecracker’
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Lysimachia ciliata ‘Firecracker’

Fringed Loosestrife

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.340.500

This is a colourful selection of a native North American wildflower, forming an upright mound of rich burgundy-purple leaves, studded with starry yellow flowers in the summer. Will spread to form a sizeable patch, sometimes too vigorous for the border but terrific in containers or among shrubs. Valuable as a contrast plant in the border, especially nice combined with orange or red-flowered neighbours, or with silvery Artemisia. Also terrific with late-flowering tulips, acting as a good mask for the dying bulb leaves. Tolerates wet soil. Excellent for cutting. The best foliage colour is early in the season, the leaves becoming more or less green by mid to late summer. Received a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit (1996). Not to be confused with the noxious weed, Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria).

Further details for
Lysimachia ciliata ‘Firecracker’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Rabbit Resistant
  Wild Flower
   75-90 cm
   29-35 inches
   75-90 cm
   29-35 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.