Lysimachia lanceolata var purpurea Lance-Leaf Loosestrife



Lysimachia lanceolata var. purpurea has very small, 5-petaled, starry, yellow blooms that nod on fine stalks in the upper leaf axils in summer. Also known as Lance-Leaf Loosestrife, its narrow, lance shaped foliage has a distinct purple to bronze hue. This perennial plant may form small colonies where happy. The nodding flowers are attractive to short-tongued bees.

Lysimachia lanceolata var. purpurea is native to most of the eastern half of North America. Plants naturally occur in low areas such as wet meadows, bottomland forests, moist open woods, gravel seeps, pond edges, and swamps.

Lysimachia lanceolata var. purpurea prefers partial to full sun and moist to wet, humus-rich soil. It will tolerate rocky, gravelly soil.


  • Common Names: Lance-Leaf Loosestrife
  • Zones: 4-8
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Moist to wet
  • Height at Maturity: 18-24
  • Width at Maturity: 24
  • Bloom Color: Yellow
  • Bloom Time: Mid to late summer
  • Foliage Color: Purple

Special Features

  • Attracts: Pollinators.
  • Tolerates: Drought.
  • Other Features: Cut Flower. Native to North America.

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