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Purple Loosestrife | Lythrum salicaria

Eyecatching magenta blooms

The Highlights

    • Tall flower spikes densely packed with brilliant magenta flowers
    • Free flowering from July right through to September
    • A striking native perennial which, when in bloom, can be seen from some distance!
    • As you can imagine, bees and butterflies flock to this plant
    • So versatile - plant in beds and borders, in the shallows of medium to large ponds or lakes, bog gardens and streams
    • Vigorous and easy to grow

Purple Loosestrife | Lythrum salicaria

Eyecatching magenta blooms
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Add as many items as you like for just £6 delivery

Add as many items as you like for just £6 delivery

The Highlights

    • Tall flower spikes densely packed with brilliant magenta flowers
    • Free flowering from July right through to September
    • A striking native perennial which, when in bloom, can be seen from some distance!
    • As you can imagine, bees and butterflies flock to this plant
    • So versatile - plant in beds and borders, in the shallows of medium to large ponds or lakes, bog gardens and streams
    • Vigorous and easy to grow

Know Your Plant

Supplied as:

Plant in 1L Aquatic Pot
Our pond plants are supplied in Aquatic Pots which have a mesh-like structure allowing you to plant them straight into your pond. The pot maintains the root structure as it enters the water, but allows the plants to root out into the underlying soil.
Plant in 3L Aquatic Pot
Our pond plants are supplied in Aquatic Pots which have a mesh-like structure allowing you to plant them straight into your pond. The pot maintains the root structure as it enters the water, but allows the plants to root out into the underlying soil.
3 Plants in 1L Aquatic Pots
Plant in 5L Aquatic Pot
3 Plants in 9cm Aquatic Pots

Height on arrival:

Eventual height:

60-120cm
60-120cm

Eventual spread:

60-70cm
Spreads to between 60-70cm within 2-5 years

Time to first crop:

Flower colour:

Magenta pink
Magenta pink to purple flowers

Habit:

Upright, clump-forming
Upright flower stems rise from clumps of foliage

Hardiness:

Fully hardy
Very hardy - does not need winter protection.

Rootstock:

Spacing:

60cm
Position plants at least 60cm apart to allow for spreading
60cm
Position plants at least 60cm apart to allow for spreading

Care Guide

Excellent pest and disease resistance

Generally pest and disease free.

Full sun

Position where the plants will receive at least 6-8 hours of sunlight daily in spring/summer.

Any moist soil

Any permanently moist or waterlogged soil.

Prune annually

Deadhead after flowering to prevent self seeding.Plants may be cut back right to the ground after flowering.

For more care tips and ideas visit our Knowledge page

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