CRCCD – Fringed Loosestrife

SKU: CRCCD-FL Category:


Lysimachia ciliata


Soil:  Acidic, Rich, Well-drained
Moisture:  Moist to Wet
Light:  Full to Part Sun
Plant Height:  1 to 2 feet
Plant Width:  1 to 1.5 feet
Pests:  None
Landscape Value: Good for borders, rain gardens, and along pond and stream edges.  Makes a good groundcover for damp, lightly shaded areas.

An erect perennial with pale green leaves and nodding, star-shaped, yellow flowers arising from the axils of opposite leaves.  Flower petals have abruptly pointed tips and often bear a red spot at the base.  Leaf stalks are covered with hairs giving the plant a fringed appearance.  Flowers bloom mid-summer to early autumn and produce a floral oil instead of nectar to attract pollinators.  Tolerates seasonal flooding.  Attracts large numbers of native bees, including a specialist bee whose survival depends on this host plant.

1 gallon pot

Photo credits:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (photos by Alan Cressler, Sally & Andy Wasowski)