Monday, February 27, 2012
Lysimachia punctata 'Alexander'
Synonyms: Variegated Yellow Loosestrife
This is a fun and colorful plant to have in the garden. It does have to be planted with care because like most Lysimachias it is an aggressive and invasive plant. I would only recommend it to intermediate to advanced gardeners. With that said this flower forms a virtual color of carpet from the pinkish new shoots to the variegated foliage and yellow flowers. It is best used where it can form a big colony and not invade other plants. It grows in a multitude of conditions and can sometimes fill in over harsh areas of the garden.
I am happy to report a few signs of life out in the garden. This winter has seemed to me to be like a time warp. Some daffodils were just starting to come out of the ground and new shoots were coming out of the Daylilies. The tree buds are also starting to get a little color and a little swelling. Its not surprising as the calendar is going to flip to March this week. Bye, Bye February, thanks for stopping by.
"The February sunshine steeps your boughs and tints the buds and swells the leaves within."
William C. Bryant, American, (1794-1878)