‘gooseneck’ loosestrife – lythrum

22 Jun

gooseneckThis reliable perennial spreads rapidly — too rapidly some say — to form an impressive drift of flowers.  This started as a single plant just a few years ago and I’ve had to pull out and discard flowers each year to limit the size of the clump.  The flowers open from the base to the tip, bending over as they go;  soon I’ll have a virtual gaggle of loosestrife.

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