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Lysimachia sikokiana is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.60 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
E. Asia - China, Japan.
Woods at low elevations in mountains, C. and S. Japan[
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in many parts of the country. The dried plant is very fragrant[
]. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus.
An easily grown plant, succeeding in a moist loamy soil[
]. Grows well in heavy clay soils.
Most species in this genus seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits[
The plant is used in the treatment of snakebites, stomach ache and swellings[
Seed - sow spring or autumn in a cold frame[
]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer.
Division in spring or autumn[
]. Larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.