Firecracker Loosestrife

Lysimachia ciliata

Recommended as a shady groundcover, firecracker loosestrife is tolerant of cold and seasonal flooding. The star-shaped yellow flowers that bloom in mid-Summer (contrasting beautifully against its reddish foliage) are an important food source for native bee populations.

Water: Wet or Dry

Hardiness: Frost Hardy

Habit: An erect, herbaceous perennial growing to 2' tall, with opposite, simple leaves, and smooth, green stems

Light: Prefers some shade

Soil: Neutral

Origin: Much of the lower 48 states of North America

Firecracker Loosestrife