Lythrum salicaria – Purple Loosestrife

Purple loosestrife is a garden-worthy native perennial with a spectacular spike of magenta flowers. It is a reasonably tall plant reaching about 1.5m with a square stem and willow-like leaves in opposite pairs or whorls of three. The flowers consist of six petals and 12 stamens and are arranged into a dense spike 10 to 30cm long. Flowering occurs from June to late August.

Type Seeds per gram Origin Ordering
Wetland perennial 20000 Cambridgeshire, Staffordshire Order this species


Habitat Information
Purple loosestrife is a native perennial of permanently wet or occasionally flooded, non-acidic, fertile soils. Natural habitats include the margins of slow-flowing rivers, lakes and in tall herb fen and, as a ready coloniser of new sites, man made habitats such as flooded gravel-pits and quarries. The tall flowering spikes of Purple loosestrife attract a whole host of insects, particularly bees and butterflies.

Growing Information
Grows readily from seed sown at any time of the year.



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