Golden Globes – Lysimachia congestiflora (L. procumbens)

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Golden Globes – Lysimachia  congestiflora (L. procumbens)

Common Name: Golden Globes

Botanical Name: Lysimachia congestiflora (L. procumbens), ly-si-MAH-kee-a kon-je-sti-FLOR-a

Decorative Life: 2-3 weeks depending on environment.

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Family Roots:
  • Member of the Primulaceae (primrose family).
  • Native to Japan.
  • Three common relatives are cyclamen, shooting star and primrose.
Personality:
  • Flowers 1 inch in diameter, occur in dense, rounded clusters at stem ends.
  • Flowers are not fragrant.
Storage Specifics:

36-41F for a brief time.

Tidbits:
  • From the Greek meaning “ending strife”. Named after King Lysimachos of Thrace (360-281 B. C.) who is said to have calmed a bull with a piece of loosestrife.
  • Lysimachia clethroides has white flowers, L. punctata has larger yellow flowers in looser clusters. In the garden, perennial members of this genus tend to be invasive.
  • Harvest when flowers are 40% open. Some favorite cultivars and their respective flower colors include ‘Outback Sunset’ (yellow flowers with yellow and green foliage). Full sunlight would be best.