You might like...
Purple loosestrife, Lythrum salicaria, is a tall-growing wildflower that grows naturally on banks of streams and around ponds. It has strong, upright stems, topped in summer with long, poker-like heads of bright purple-red flowers. Its flowers are extremely attractive to bees and butterflies.
For best results grow Lythrum salicaria in moist soil, such as around the edge of a pond. Plants shouldn't need staking but deadhead splent blooms regularly to maintain a tidy appearance, and divide clumps every three to five years to avoid congestion. Lythrum salicaria works well grown alongside other moisture-loving plants such as inula.
Plant type: Marginal
Flower colour: Purple
Foliage colour: Mid-green
Sun exposure: Full sun
Soil: Clay/heavy, Moist, Boggy
Skill level: Beginner
Time to plant seeds: March to April
Time to divide plants: March to May
Flowering period: June to August
Again, DO NOT PLANT this plant in most of the U.S.
In Iowa and several other states it is against the law. It is invasive in wetland areas and freely spreads. BAD.. and a tad irresponsible to not mention that here.. but that is my opinion.
Why mention it. This is a British website
Great plant for attracting bees and butterflies
I'm looking forward to sowing these seeds tomorrow hope I get a nice few plants
Another absolute thug. Difficult to dig up it appears on some of the verges here in Dorset as well. If you have a few damp areas,plant this at your peril.
Add your own review
Please register or login to add a review