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Lysimachia clethroides
Lysimachia clethroides
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Lysimachia clethroides

Gooseneck Loosestrife

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.340.020

Gooseneck Loosestrife produces unique spikes of white flowers that are bent like a goose’s neck, appearing in late summer. Wonderful for cutting. Plants quickly spread to form a wide patch, so allow it room. Has a tendency to take over in a perennial border: place this carefully. Excellent at the waterside or in a moist location. Foliage develops good red fall colour, particularly when grown in full sun. Clumps are easily divided in the spring. New growth is late to emerge from the ground, often waiting until well into May. Attractive to butterflies. Gooseneck Loosestrife should not be confused with the noxious weed Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria).

Further details for
Lysimachia clethroides

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
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Rabbit Resistant
   60-90 cm
   23-35 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.