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Lysimachia ephemerum
Lysimachia ephemerum
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Lysimachia ephemerum

Milky Loosestrife

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.340.030

Also known as Willow-leaved Loosestrife, this should not be confused with the noxious weed Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria). This is a completely non-invasive species, seldom seen in gardens. Plants form a bushy, upright clump of grey-green leaves, with tapering spikes of silvery-white flowers appearing in late summer. An excellent back of the border perennial, also useful at the waterside. An excellent cut flower, this is even grown commercially for florists. Clumps may be easily divided in early spring. Attractive to butterflies.

Further details for
Lysimachia ephemerum

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Rabbit Resistant
   90-120 cm
   35-47 inches
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.