'Beaujolais' Lysimachia atropurpurea (Gooseneck Loosestrife) | Vite Greenhouses
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September 20, 2019

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Zone: 6
Perennial
Vitals
EXPOSURE
Full Sun to Full Shade
BLOOM SEASON
Blooms late spring to early autumn
SIZE
16"-23"
12"-18"
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LOCATION
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Cultivar Notes - 'Beaujolais'
This is a biennial or short-lived perennial just recently introduced to gardens. Flowers are similar to the white Gooseneck Loosestrife (Lysimachia clethroides) but in a rich burgundy-purple shade with contrasting grey-green leaves. Blooms appear in midsummer. Appreciates even moisture but adapts well to average border conditions. Plants do not spread at the root or become invasive, though they may self seed a little. Should not be confused with the noxious weed Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria). Wonderful for cutting. Attractive to butterflies. Use gloves when gathering and saving seed, as these have sharp barbs or prickles.
Genus Notes - Lysimachia
Loosetrifes have an old-fashioned charm and spread rapidly from the roots. In the moist soil they prefer, they are nearly unstoppable. Plant them in near-wild situations, where they can run and bloom with abandon. The taller types are excellent cut flowers.

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