Geisha Gooseneck Loosestrife
Lysimachia clethroides 'Geisha'
Geisha Gooseneck Loosestrife foliage
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Height: 30 inches
Spacing: 24 inches
Hardiness Zone: 3a
Other Names: Variegated Gooseneck Loosestrife
Geisha Gooseneck Loosestrife features unusual spikes of white flowers rising above the foliage from mid to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive pointy leaves remain green in colour with showy yellow variegation throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Geisha Gooseneck Loosestrife is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Geisha Gooseneck Loosestrife is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
- Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
- Bog Gardens
Planting & Growing
Geisha Gooseneck Loosestrife will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 24 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is quite adaptable, prefering to grow in average to wet conditions, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.