Lysimachia clethroides also known as Gooseneck Loosestrife because the shape of the flowers resemble a goose’s neck. It’s a vigorous herbaceous hardy perennial that produces upright stems of narrow, greyish leaves which are topped by the arching spikes of white flowers in late summer.
This plant has gained the RHS Award of Garden Merit. Suitable for a moist sunny border or planted by a pond.
Will attract butterflies to your garden and the blooms are great for cutting too.
Details Lysimachia clethroides
- Not eaten by animals
- Blooms: July – August
- Flower colour: white
- Full grown: 1 Year
- Full grown height: 1 – 1.50 m
- Full grown width: 50 – 75 cm
- Plant location: Sun and semi shade
- Plant depth: 15 cm
- Plant spacing: 30 cm
How to take care of Lysimachia clethroides
Dig in plenty of compost to the soil before planting. Plant Lysimachia clethroides on arrival in any well-drained moisture retentive soil in full sun or partial shade. Lift, divide and replant immediately every 3 years to avoid overcrowding in autumn or spring.
Stake the taller ones for support. If supplied as bare roots: Please soak the bare roots for 12-18 hours (do not exceed 24 hours). This allows them to take up the maximum amount of water without doing any injury to the plant.