Dense-flowered Loosestrife
Lysimachia congestiflora 'Persian Chocolate'

Family: Primulaceae
Genus: Lysimachia (ly-si-MAK-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: congestiflora (kon-jes-tih-FLOR-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Persian Chocolate
Hybridized by D. Probst
Registered or introduced: 2004

Category:

Groundcovers

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Bronze-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From herbaceous stem cuttings

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Valparaiso, Florida

Hamilton, Georgia

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Flat Rock, North Carolina

Portland, Oregon

Greenville, South Carolina

Okatie, South Carolina

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 10, 2011, gardenergirl678 from Hamilton, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Grow alongside cultivar Lysimachia nummularia 'Goldilocks' for a great contrast. Great in light shade as well as sun. Great for containers as well.

Positive

On May 15, 2009, Ficurinia from Portland, OR wrote:

Great foliage for containers, but be careful when using it as a groundcover in its hardiness zones. You may have to spend back-breaking hour after hour ripping it out of your garden if you don't keep it in check.

Positive

On Sep 6, 2006, AuntB from NE, KS (Zone 5b) wrote:

I used this in a container with Black Knight Canna. I bought one plant and it filled the 18" X 18" pot and flowed nicely. The color was more bronze at the beginning of the growing season. There were a few small yellow blooms in August. I will use this one again.