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:

Edwardsville, Illinois

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 Apr 10, 2016, Edl2c from Edwardsville, IL wrote:

This is one of my favorite plants in the garden. It is hardy, spreads slowly, has an excellent globular shape in clumps, gives variety and color for months through its pretty textures and variation, and is absolutely gorgeous when it flowers. Two clumps of this plant were in one of the gardens when we bought our house, and it took a long time to identify it. I've now planted it in other beds as well.

Descriptions of this plant say it has no insect problems. Last year our plants were absolutely decimated by Japanese beetles -- nothing left but skeletal "lace" despite efforts by hand removal and insecticide to control the infestation. The plants are coming up undeterred this year, but I'm concerned about a repeat decimation.

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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.