i love my gardening friends. i totally recommend joining a garden club. even though i am an advanced master gardener, i am on a big learning curve when it come to plants, flowers, shrubs, annuals, perennials, and the like. i have learned so very much from my gardening friends. and better yet, gardeners like to share their plants.
this is one plant that was shared with me. as i have come to know my gardening friends, i realize that it is very difficult to throw away plants, and loosestrife is a plant that tends to clump and creep. it is perfect for those full sun and partial shady spots that you don’t want to maintain. loosestrife will fill-in the area, and maybe get too big. hence, time to share with another friend.
loosestrife likes moist soil. so, i have it planted in a corner by my rain barrel, where the gutter sometimes overflows. the loosestrife loves it.
some people may talk about purple loosestrife, but that plant is invasive and of a different genus.
my loosestrife is blooming today and looks very happy in my garden.