Lysimachia ciliata 'Firecracker'
- in stock
- 9cm pot
- Standard £4.95
- Next / named day £6.95
This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: July and August
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Pointed leaves, which if grown in a sunny spot, have a deep purple flush, contrast well with the sulphur yellow flowers that start appearing from midsummer. This perennial will thrive in a moist herbaceous border or bog garden, where it will quickly form a colony. It will happily grow in full sun or partial shade, but the purple flush on the foliage will usually become less obvious (and the leaves greener) as the summer progresses.
- Garden care: Incorporate lots of organic matter when planting. Apply a generous 5-7cm mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plants in spring and lift and divide congested colonies.