Fringed loosestrife is a colorful, native wildflower that is a bit reminiscent of a daffodil. The butter-yellow flowers bloom on straight green stalks that grow to 1-2 feet tall. Unlike daffodils, these plants bloom later in the summer, and will provide pretty yellow color into the early fall.
Choose a spot that receives full sun to part shade, and moist soil. Lysimachia ciliata works well as a groundcover in shade gardens, providing a welcome pop of color.
It serves as an important food source for native bees. Even though they share a similar common name, these are not the same plant as the invasive Purple Loosestrife.
Fun Fact: L. ciliata gets its name from the tiny hairs that cover the stem.
Source: grown from seed originally from Minnesota. Prairie Moon Nursery.
Lysimachia ciliata (Fringed loosestrife)
SIZE AND POT INFORMATION: More details coming in May type: herbaceous perennial sun needs: full sun, part sun/part shade, shade water needs: average, moist height: 2' plant spacing: 1 plant per square foot bloom time: June, July, August bloom color: yellow
good plant companions
Scarlet bee balm, great as a groundcover
deer resistant (please note that does not mean deer proof) salt tolerant. Some salt exposure should not be fatal to the plant but some leaf burning may still occur.