General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 12 to 18 inches (to 24 inches when in flower.)
Plant Spread: 12 to 18 inches
Leaves: Variegated
Other: Green with yellow variegation.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Rabbit Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Trade name information:
Trade Name: Golden Alexander
Cultivar name: 'Walgoldalex'
Common names
  • Variegated Yellow Loosestrife
  • Circle Flower

  • Posted by NHJenDion (Southern NH - Zone 5b) on Oct 18, 2011 6:42 PM concerning plant:
    Quite well behaved in my Zn. 5 garden. Increases in size modestly, and is quite showy.

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