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These vigorous growers are beautiful additions to the garden. They vary from tall, stately plants suitable for borders to others that can be planted as creeping groundcovers. Flowers, too, vary from tight spikes of 1/2 inch to 1-inch cups carried alone or in whorls. Humus-rich, moisture-retentive soil is recommended; some varieties enjoy wet soil and ample water. Several sorts may become invasive and need to be corralled.
Note: These are not the invasive purple loosestrife, which has been banned in many parts of the United States.
In the wild garden, bronzy varieties of helenium combine blend well with the purple form of hairy loosestrife.Calla
In wet places in mild regions, white calla lily is a surprising but effective companion for yellow loosestrife. The flower forms are in dramatic contrast with each other, and they enjoy similar conditions.Daylily
With similar bloom times, yellow and gold daylilies provide a color echo with yellow loosestrife but with contrasting flower shape.Veronica
The bright blue, upright spikes of speedwell complement yellow loosestrife in color and form. Well-drained soil in a sunny spot is ideal for both.