As the gooseneck-shaped  spikes of tiny white flowers emerge in late spring and fill the garden bed, the playful,  rambuctious, whimsical behavior of the plant bursts forth.  Like a naughty child it needs guidance and limits because it wants to wander everywhere,  but it can easily be corrected and set on a more civilized path with a few tugs whenever it comes up somewhere it shouldn’t. It is very easy to grow, stands up without supports, and looks charming planted en masse as a flock. In the fall,  gooseneck loosestrife will reward you for your patience with good red and yellow color.

Type: Herbaceous perennial

Height: 3′

Bloom Color: White

Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer

Light: Full sun to partial shade.

Soil: Thrives in average to humusy, moist soil.

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-9

Photo Credits: Wikipedia

By Karen