Loosestrife 'Alexander'Lysimachia punctata 'Alexander' - 3L Pot
Lysimachia punctata 'Alexander' is a pondside perennial plant which is suitable for flowering pond margins and marginal shelves. It is a tall emergent plant with wonderful bunches of stems crowded with beautiful green foliage and stunning whorls of bright yellow cupped flowers. The flowers can be harvested and arranged into attractive bouquets.
- Foliage Colour: green
- Flower Colour: yellow
- Current Size: 1L Pot
- Approx. Growth Height: up to 60cm
- Max. spread: 60cm
- Planting Time: spring
- Flowering Time: summer
- Attracts: bees, butterflies and birds
- Uses: zone 1 & 2 of a pond, bog gardens, marshes, ditches, borders
- Exposure: exposed, sheltered
- Habit: clumps
- Hardiness: hardy
- Rate of Growth: average to fast
- Light Requirements: full sun, partial sun
- Moisture: damp ground, shallow water, poorly drained
- Soil requirements: neutral, acidic, alkaline, sand, clay, loam
- Optimum planting depth: up to 15cm above the crown of the plant
- Planting distance: 30-50cm
- Ideal planting container: minimum 11cm mesh basket per plant
Aquatic and marginal plants should be placed in pond plant baskets filled with aquatic soil (sold separately) and topped with a thin layer of gravel to help prevent the soil from washing away. This plant is suitable for zones 1 & 2 of a pond.
Caring and Maintenance
This is a very low maintenance plant which requires a well moisturised environment. Remove faded flowers to maintain the look of the plant throughout the flowering period. Propagate by root division in spring or grow from seeds.
Please note: parts of the plant may cause skin allergic reaction.
Plants from the Ornamental collection grow naturally in shallow waters and at the edges of ponds. Low growing rafting types have charming flowers and attractive foliage, whilst tall emergent plants add structure and should be planted at the far side of the pond or water feature. There is a wonderful variety of ornamental marginal plants available, with their flowering times ranging from as early as February through to October.