Variegated Yellow Loosestrife, Circle Flower 'Golden Alexander'

Lysimachia punctata

Family: Primulaceae
Genus: Lysimachia (ly-si-MAK-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: punctata (punk-TAH-tah) (Info)
Cultivar: Golden Alexander
Additional cultivar information:(PP13547; aka Walgoldalex)
Hybridized by Tristam



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

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


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall




Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Winfield, Illinois

Delhi, Iowa

Greenup, Kentucky

Harwich, Massachusetts

Roundup, Montana

Whitehouse Station, New Jersey

Fargo, North Dakota

Lexington, Virginia

Bellevue, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 6, 2013, in2art from Bellevue, WA (Zone 8a) wrote:

I have had this plant for over 5 years. I love the pink-tinged new spring growth. Over time, the pink fades to just variegation. The yellow flowers are nice, but I grow it for the foliage. Mine spreads, but not aggressively (NOTHING like the gooseneck spreads like you would want a perennial to. I can share some from time to time. be sure to pull out any all-green shoots to prevent it from losing it's variegation.


On Jul 20, 2009, TammyOntario from (Zone 5b) wrote:

I added this plant to a shady spot in my backyard, where it's hard to add something with colour. It looks fantastic! I just went a bought a couple more today to plant around a tree. I'm so pleased with it!


On Sep 21, 2005, nelledoor from Lavina, MT (Zone 4a) wrote:

Plant performed well with little attention in Zone 4. Very attractive foliage stayed bright all season - yellow flowers come and go - I have not had a problem with invasiveness. Nice contrasting plant in mixed and perennial beds.