Lysimachia atropurpurea

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Fleur Pavlidis

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Lysimachia atropurpurea
« on: May 31, 2012, 11:08:44 AM »
We saw this lovely sight along a road in the mountains of central Greece. I've identified it as Lysimchia atropurpurea from my books although the illustration in Blamey's Wild Flowers of the Mediterranean doesn't show the characteristic bowing of the head. It isn't mentioned in my books on garden plants, but it's so desireable that I'd love to go back and get cuttings in the autumn.
MGS member, Greece. I garden in Attica, Greece and Mt Goulinas (450m) Central Greece

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Alisdair

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Re: Lysimachia atropurpurea
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2012, 03:35:21 PM »
Very handsome, Fleur! If you go back at the right time, collecting seed should get you plants flowering in their second year. It may find your garden a bit too hot in summer?
Alisdair Aird
Gardens in SE England (Sussex); also coastal Southern Greece, and (in a very small way) South West France; MGS member (and former president); vice chairman RHS Lily Group, past chairman Cyclamen Society

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Fleur Pavlidis

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Re: Lysimachia atropurpurea
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2012, 04:37:14 PM »
That's the joy of having two gardens - as you know. We'll forget about the woes.
MGS member, Greece. I garden in Attica, Greece and Mt Goulinas (450m) Central Greece

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John

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Re: Lysimachia atropurpurea
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2012, 10:54:06 AM »
We also saw this on our trip to northern Greece with the MGS in the Vikos gorge.
John
Horticulturist, photographer, author, garden designer and plant breeder; MGS member and RHS committee member. I garden at home in SW London and also at work in South London.