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Lysimachia ciliata 'Firecracker'
Common Name: Yellow Loosestrife Family: Primulaceae (The Primrose Family)

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This is a spreading little monster but I have it in my sun border at home and I love it. The foliage is completely burgundy. It looks great popping out of the ground in spring and as the stems begin to rise. As they get taller they begin to command too much attention which is exactly when they're tall enough to reach over and selectively yank out of the ground. The bright yellow star-shaped flowers are held in loose clusters on the three foot burgundy stalks and look fantastic against the dark foliage.


Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Native Habitat:
Moist low woods, wet prairies, streambanks, pond margins.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourYellow 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Sun Part Sun  Foliage ColourBurgundy/Red/Purple 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem ColourBurgundy 
Hardiness Zone3-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Euphorbia griffithii "'Fireglow'"
Euphorbia characias ssp. wulfenii
Eupatorium dubium "'Little Joe'"

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