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Golden Globes Loosestrife Lysimachia congestiflora

Phonetic Spelling
ly-si-MAK-ee-uh kon-jes-tih-FLOR-uh
Description

Golden Globes Loosestrife is an herbaceous perennial in the primrose family native to China. It is low growing to 6 inches tall and spreads by creeping stems which root at the nodes to 1 foot wide to form a dense groundcover. In late spring to summer it is covered in cup-shaped yellow flowers. Cultivars available.

Plant in humusy moist well-drained soils in sun to partial shade. Use in the border, as a ground cover, rain gardens, along ponds and draping over rock walls.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • ‘Aurea’
  • 'Outback Sunset'
    Variegated leaves
  • ‘Persian Chocolate’
    Purplish foliage
  • 'Waikiki Sunset'
    Variegated leaves
  • ‘Zimai’
    Purple-veined leaves
‘Aurea’, 'Outback Sunset', ‘Persian Chocolate’, 'Waikiki Sunset', ‘Zimai’
Tags:
#cultivars#sun#showy flowers#partial shade#small spaces#yellow flowers#moist soil#groundcover#pond edge#HS302
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • ‘Aurea’
  • 'Outback Sunset'
    Variegated leaves
  • ‘Persian Chocolate’
    Purplish foliage
  • 'Waikiki Sunset'
    Variegated leaves
  • ‘Zimai’
    Purple-veined leaves
‘Aurea’, 'Outback Sunset', ‘Persian Chocolate’, 'Waikiki Sunset', ‘Zimai’
Tags:
#cultivars#sun#showy flowers#partial shade#small spaces#yellow flowers#moist soil#groundcover#pond edge#HS302
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Lysimachia
    Species:
    congestiflora
    Family:
    Primulaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    China
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 4 in. - 0 ft. 6 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 6 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Ground Cover
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Semi-evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Creeping
    Spreading
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Raceme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Cup
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    3/4 inch 5 petaled cup-shaped yellow flowers in terminal clusters May to July
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Semi-evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Whorled
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    1.5 inch long opposite to whorled, ovate medium green leaves. Leaves are semi-evergreen to evergreen in warm winter areas where temperatures do not drop below 15 degrees F
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Prostrate stems
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Hanging Baskets
    Naturalized Area
    Pond
    Rock Wall
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Water Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border