Common Name: Loosestrife
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Boggy
Time to plant seeds: March to May
Time to divide plants: September to May
Flowering period: June to September
The towering, yellow flower spikes of loosestrife make it an elegant plant for the border, bog garden or pond margin. It is also good for planting in wild or woodland gardens, where it can happily spread as it can be invasive. Plant in humus-rich, moist soil that doesn't dry out in the summer in sun or partial shade. Provide some support for the flower spikes or plant at the back of the border, using other plants to support it.
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