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Golden Alexander Loosestrife

Lysimachia punctata 'Golden Alexander'

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Golden Alexander Loosestrife (Lysimachia punctata 'Golden Alexander') at Tagawa Gardens

Golden Alexander Loosestrife flowers

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Golden Alexander Loosestrife (Lysimachia punctata 'Golden Alexander') at Tagawa Gardens

Golden Alexander Loosestrife

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Plant Height:  18 inches

Flower Height:  24 inches

Spacing:  12 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Other Names:  Yellow Loosestrife

Ornamental Features

Golden Alexander Loosestrife has masses of beautiful spikes of gold star-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems from late spring to early summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive pointy leaves remain green in color with showy yellow variegation throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Golden Alexander Loosestrife is a dense herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Spreading

Golden Alexander Loosestrife is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Bog Gardens

Planting & Growing

Golden Alexander Loosestrife will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity extending to 24 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 12 inches apart. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is quite adaptable, prefering to grow in average to wet conditions, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Bog 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

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