Purple Loosestrife

Lythrum salicaria

£4.50

Masses of bright purple flowers spikes from July to Sept.

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Description

Highly decorative wildflower perennial for full sun and moist soil. 60-90cm tall. Looks especially attractive grown with Meadowsweet. Good for bees and butterflies and as food for various beetles and weevils. Imported into parts of America and New Zealand, it has become a bit of a nuisance but is controlled biologically using beetles. Sow at any time of year.

Seed from Shropshire 

Additional information

Weight 5.00 g
Size

seed packet 5gm approx70,000seed

Genus

Lythrum

Family

Lythraceae

Flowering Month

July

Colour

purple

Hardiness

Hardy

Life Cycle

perennial

Interest

flowers

Wildlife

yes

Requires

damp

Native

yes

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