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Lysimachia punctata 'Alexander' (Loosestrife 'Alexander')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.7m
Max height
0.7m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Lysimachia punctata 'Alexander'

Other names

Loosestrife 'Alexander'

Genus

Lysimachia Lysimachia

Variety or Cultivar

'Alexander' _ 'Alexander' is a vigorous, erect, rhizomatous, herbaceous perennial bearing elliptic to lance-shaped, dark green leaves with irregular, white margins and whorls of cup-shaped, bright yellow flowers blooming from the leaf axils in summer.


Lysimachia punctata 'Alexander' is: Deciduous

Habit

Spreading, Erect

Flower

Bright-yellow in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green, White, Variegated in Spring; White, Variegated, Dark-green in Summer; White, Variegated, Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails Slugs , Snails

General care

Pruning

Remove faded flower stems.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Lysimachia punctata 'Alexander' (Loosestrife 'Alexander') will reach a height of 0.7m and a spread of 0.7m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Coastal, City, Beds and borders

Cultivation

Grow in moist or moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Do not allow to dry out in summer. May spread rapidly in moist soil.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moisture-retentive, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Lysimachia punctata 'Alexander'

Other names

Loosestrife 'Alexander'

Genus

Lysimachia Lysimachia

Variety or Cultivar

'Alexander' _ 'Alexander' is a vigorous, erect, rhizomatous, herbaceous perennial bearing elliptic to lance-shaped, dark green leaves with irregular, white margins and whorls of cup-shaped, bright yellow flowers blooming from the leaf axils in summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Spreading, Erect


Colour

Flower

Bright-yellow in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green, White, Variegated in Spring; White, Variegated, Dark-green in Summer; White, Variegated, Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails

General care

Pruning

Remove faded flower stems.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Lysimachia punctata 'Alexander' (Loosestrife 'Alexander') will reach a height of 0.7m and a spread of 0.7m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Coastal, City, Beds and borders

Cultivation

Grow in moist or moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Do not allow to dry out in summer. May spread rapidly in moist soil.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moisture-retentive, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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