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Re: yesterdays gardening


OK I have the Lysimachia Punctata and I have been waiting for it to spread
and it has not!  What am I doing wrong!  I put in sun and an area that is
restrived in itself!  Geesh!  I am such a failure!
Vera


On 6/3/07, Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net> wrote:
>
> Note that the Purple Loosestrife Chris mentions is LYTHRUM not LYSIMACHIA.
> My impression has always been that Lythrum is invasive but Lysimachia is
> aggressive.  There are places in my garden that I want Aggressive plants,
> but I yanked myinvasive Lythrum years ago.
>
> If I've not got the whole story, please set me straight.
>
> Kitty
> neIN, Zone 5
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Christopher P. Lindsey" <lindsey@mallorn.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Sunday, June 03, 2007 10:35 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] yesterdays gardening
>
>
> >> I believe it is in the loosestrife family. I know I didn't plant it
> >> there since it is in the pink bed and I definately wouldn't have put a
> >> yellow flowering plant there....nor does it have a tag....so...
> >>
> >>
> >> Upon searching on the internet, it claims non-invasive...hum.... it's
> >> here, I didn't plant it!.....
> >>
> >> So, thoughts folks, do I yank it out now or keep it and move it to that
> >> color bed?
> >>
> >> http://snipurl.com/1n4kp
> >
> > I agree with Kitty; it's probably Lysimachia punctata.  I've had several
> > come
> > up as seedlings from neighbor's gardens and in the soil from prairie
> > plants
> > that I've purchased (despite it being non-native).
> >
> > Like the big bad purple loosestrife, it doesn't really seem invasive in
> > the garden -- the seeds get carried for a bit and new plants appear far
> > away from you.
> >
> > Personally, I would yank it because it's a naturalized weed in the
> US.  :)
> >
> > Chris
> >
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