lysimachia terrestris flower cluster

Yellow Loosestrife

Botanical Name: Lysimachia terrestris

En français: Salicaire frangé

This colorful wildflower likes moist to wet and even seasonally wet conditions in but will also grow well in loamy rich soils. With bright showy blooms and deep maroon fall foliage, this plant will have an impact on the .

Often used in borders, cottage gardens, it can be planted on the margins of ponds and slough or along creeks and low wet areas to help stabilize the and banks along seasonal drainage paths; a great choice for large landscapes.

The flowers produce an essential oil. A variety of bees collect oil and pollen from the flowers.

Some of the perks of Fringed Loosestrife are that it is a cold tolerant plant, and it can tolerate seasonal flooding.



Width: 60-90 cm

Water: Moist to wet


Native to Eastern Canada

Best Soil: Clay, Loam, Sand

Its natural habitat: Meadows, damp woods with dappled light.

Caring for Yellow Loosestrife

Easily grown in moist, humusy, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Plants will spread in optimum growing conditions, but are not as aggressive as some of the other lysimachias. May be grown from seed.


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