What is the name of these plants

Carol AnnJuly 10, 2014

Saw this in Squamish,B.C and really like it to plant it when we move to Nova Scotia. I do not know what it is but the white flowers are really pretty. Thank you

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Red one looks like Monarda.

No clue on the white.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2014 at 12:02PM
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The white is Gooseneck Loosestrife, Lysimachia clethroides. It's highly invasive here in Ohio and I suspect everywhere else, as well. I would avoid it. It will take over your garden, your yard and your neighborhood. The other is Monarda. There are many colors (in reds, pinks and purples) and differing heights. A great plant.


    Bookmark   July 10, 2014 at 12:10PM
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There are different white plants that look similar without being invasive. Veronica Alba, Liatris for starters.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2014 at 12:14PM
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The white flowers are very pretty indeed. Too bad it's such a pesky plant. I grew it for a few seasons, then learned my lesson.


    Bookmark   July 10, 2014 at 12:50PM
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Carol Ann

Thank you for all your info. Yes the white one in Gooseneck Loostrife and the red one is Monarda. I might want to plant this in the back way back amongst the trees.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2014 at 3:02PM
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I had to move house and home to be rid of my Loosestrife. Never again.


    Bookmark   July 10, 2014 at 4:27PM
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I hope you mean you'd move the Monarda back among the trees, not the Gooseneck Loosetrife. The worst possible thing to do is to release an invasive into a native setting.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2014 at 9:29AM
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Boy, folks can make a fuss!! OK, lets clarify about "invasive" - gooseneck loosestrife can be an aggressive spreader but it is not considered invasive. It will not "take over" natural areas and if sited properly, will not even take over your own garden. Try planting in a drier shade location and the plant remains a manageable clump. Or plant in a large container and sink into the ground. I can think of countless other plants - many of them very common garden perennials or groundcovers - that pose far more of an invasive threat. And not at all difficult to dig up if it spreads to where not wanted. btw, monarda has a reputation for spreading as well but a bit more manageable than the gooseneck.

FWIW, gooseneck loosestrife is a perennial I would not be without. And I am very picky about my perennials :-))

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 6:15PM
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