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Lysimachia lanceolata var. purpurea (Lance-leaved loostrife)

Lysimachia lanceolata var. purpurea

Lance-leaved loostrife

Lysimachia lanceolata var. purpurea, or purple lance-leaved loosestrife, is a native plant endemic to North America east of the Mississippi. The wine red foliage of Lysimachia slowly creeps in the garden and grows 1'-2’ tall with an equal spread. Throughout the summer, the diminutive flowers twinkle and bloom a bright yellow, contrasting with the maroon leaves. Lance-leaved loosestrife is a quiet plant, settling along garden borders and along hillsides and at the base of trees or shrubs. What we love about this plant is its sunny tough-as-nails attitude, heat tolerance, and how it steadily spreads it rhizomes, covering the ground and suppressing weeds while supporting pollinators and wildlife. It’s easy to grow, delightful all year round, and is the living embodiment of ‘green mulch’. We couldn’t ask for more!

The short stature, continuous sunny bloom, and deep wine coloring of this native plant make Lysimachia lanceolata var. purpurea a new favorite groundcover, winning over our R&D Department by how it keeps weeds at bay and is a carefree plant. 

SIZE
Lysimachia lanceolata var. purpurea LP32 - 32 per flat Availability
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Height

12-24 in

Spread

12-24 in

Spacing

18 in

Bloom Color

Yellow

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

Lysimachia lanceolata var. purpurea Growing and Maintenance Tips

The preference is partial to full sun, and moist to mesic conditions. This plant usually grows in a loam or clay-loam soil, but it can tolerate soil with sandy or rocky material as well. The foliage is rarely bothered by disease; occasionally insects nibble the edges of the leaves. -Illinois Wildflowers

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Butterflies
Butterflies
Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun
Summer
Summer
Average
Average
Moist
Moist
Dry
Dry
Evergreen
Evergreen
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Groundcover
Groundcover

Additional Information

Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Summer
Late Spring / Early Summer
Fall
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Early Spring
Late Summer
Late Spring / Early Summer
Fall
Summer
Plug Type
Landscape Plug™
Propagation Type
Vegetative
Attributes
Ornamental Foliage
Dry Sun
Native to North America