General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 30 - 36 Inches
Plant Spread: 30 - 36 Inches
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Other: Gray-green; russet colors in fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Deep burgundy
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season.
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Suitable for wintersowing
Other info: Might see some self seeding
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Common names
  • Loosestrife
  • Burgundy Gooseneck Loosestrife

Comments:
  • Posted by gardengus (Indiana Zone 5b) on Nov 11, 2011 9:57 PM concerning plant:
    This plant prefers moist to boggy soil and is less of a spreader than most of the family

    update
    the plant only survived two years and did not self sow.
Plant Events from our members
lovesblooms On January 15, 2017 Seeds sown
w/s
lovesblooms On May 5, 2015 Bloomed
from 2014 winter sown seedlings
lovesblooms On January 29, 2015 Seeds sown
winter sown
MrsBinWY On May 10, 2020 Seeds germinated
6
MrsBinWY On December 22, 2019 Seeds sown
16 seeds from ishareflowers's 2019G in milk jug - expect 30-90 days @55-65 degrees per Seedaholic. Moved container out to patio 4-6-20.
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