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Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)

Purple Loosestrife is a native wildflower which flowers for so long and with such verve, vigour and prettiness.
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20 seeds

5 seedlings

10 seedlings

25 seedlings

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Details:

Type
Perennial
Position
Border (Middle), In Grass
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Height
1.2m (4ft)
Common name
Purple Loosestrife
Moisture
Moist
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
60cm (24in)
Cultivation
Direct sow outside in early spring or autumn, space rows/seeds 40cm (16in), cover seeds lightly with soil. Thin to 45cm (18in). Sow under cover into trays or modules, pot on and plant out after the frosts.

Description

Purple Loosestrife is a native wildflower which flowers for so long and with such verve, vigour and prettiness, it makes the perfect damp spot or pond-side garden plant.

Care Tips

Keep well waterered. Will self sow and can be invasive. Remove faded flowers to prevent this, let foliage die back naturally to encourage winter bud formation, cutting back dead stems early spring. Watch out for slugs with new plants.