Purple Loosestrife

9cm Pot, Seed Packet, Seeds (per gram), Superplugs, Wildflower Plugs

Lythrum salicaria . A lovely plant with bright red/purple spikes Good in a moist border or bog garden.

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Latin Name: Lythrum salicaria

Common Name(s): Purple Loosestrife

Plant Type: Perennial

Habitat: Damp, Marshland - Zone B, Moist Soil/Terrestrial Plant - Zone A





Flowering Time:

June - August

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Other names of Purple loosestrife include Spiked loosestrife and purple lythrum, They can grow up to 1-2 meters tall forming Clonal colonies, can be found in ditches, wet meadows, marshes and alongside lakes and ponds. Lythrum salicaria are pollinated by long-tongued insects including bees and butterflies. It has been used as an astringent medicinal herb to treat diarrhoea and dysentery; it is considered safe to use for all ages, including babies. It is also cultivated as an ornamental plant in gardens, and is particularly associated with damp, poorly drained locations and moist soils such as marshes, bogs, wet habitats, and watersides. However, it will tolerate drier conditions. The leaves will make a Beige/grey dye while the flowers make greyish/violet.

Producing purple flowers with long erect stems, purple loosestrife is a native plant species in the UK.

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