Loosestrife
Lysimachia lichiangensis

Family: Primulaceae
Genus: Lysimachia (ly-si-MAK-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: lichiangensis (ly-kee-ang-EN-sis) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 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)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Silver/Gray

Other details:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

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

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

Sioux Center, Iowa

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Gardeners' Notes:

0
positives
4
neutrals
1
negative
RatingContent
Neutral

On Feb 26, 2010, altagardener from Calgary, AB (Zone 3b) wrote:

No, it is not the same as purple loosestrife, which is an entirely different genus. Purple loosestrife is Salicaria spp.; this is Lysimachia.

"Loosestrife" is simply a common name, which, unfortunately, is used to refer to different, unrelated genera. Please do a little research before posting.

Neutral

On Jul 29, 2007, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

I'm glad to see a picture of it. I've had seeds sown and I 've forgotten to take pictures of the seedlings...and somewhat later I 've lost the plants. The seedlings were so cute to see..they've show the veined variegation as tiny as they are allready. I did 'nt see the plants flowering...

Negative

On Sep 5, 2004, conniecola from Lincoln, NE wrote:

If the Loosestrife is the same as the Purple Loosestrife, then it is considered a noxious weed, and is banned in Lincoln, Ne. It does something to the streams, and wet lands.

Neutral

On Aug 29, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

An attractive plant, with palest pink open bell-shaped flowers faintly veined with deep rose. These are followed by spikes of spherical burgundy-red seed pods, all this above dark green leaves their edges shaded with red.

Neutral

On Feb 1, 2003, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

Short-lived perennial.