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Lysimachia punctata 'Alexander'

Lysimachia punctata 'Alexander'  • 

Photo: Lysimachia punctata 'Alexander'

General description

Lysimachia punctata 'Alexander' is a vigorous fully hardy perennial herbaceous plant  forming a substantial clump of erect stems with lance-shaped leaves boldly margined with cream and often tinged pink, and bowl-shaped bright yellow flowers 2.5cm wide in the upper leaf axils in early to late summer.  

It grows well in semi-shade and direct sun, and prefers medium levels of water and has an average drought tolerance.

 

Plant requirements

Sunlight

Full sun
Part shade

Aspect

South-facing, North-facing, West-facing or East-facing

Sheltered or Exposed

Cultivation

Best grown in moisture retentive well-drained soil that does not dry out in summer, in full sun or part shade. Excessive vigour in moist soils can make it a determined spreader

Soil

Moist but well-drained

Acid, Alkaline or Neutral

Clay or Loam

Propagation

Vigorous clumps can be divided in spring or autumn

 

Maintenance

Pruning

Remove faded flower stems to tidy

Pests

May be damaged by slugs and snails

Diseases

Generally trouble free

Practical use

Suggested planting locations and garden types

City/Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Cottage/Informal Garden or Flower borders and beds

Properties

Height
50 - 100 cm
Color
Soil type
Any, Clay, Loam
Sunlight
Full sun, Partial shade
PH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Moisture
Moist but well-drained
Hardiness
Hardy