Lythrum salicara

£3.80

Purple Loosestrife

Late Summer flowering, long-lasting, spectacular magenta/purple flowers much loved by bees and butterflies!

Description

Shrubby plant with the most delightful spikes of deep purple flowers in late Summer. Happy to grow in permanently damp soil to a covering of 10cms depth of water.

Top tip: When planting, make sure the soil covers all roots and any new shoots.  Lightly prune all leafy shoots back in May to promote a bushier plant.

Flowers: July-September

Height: 30-75cm

Propagation: Softwood cuttings taken in May-June

Depth of water over the soil: 0-10cm

Planting: Plant into 5lt planting crate using heavy garden loam or Westland Aquatic Soil