Lythrum salicaria Feuerkerze

Lythrum salicaria ‘Feuerkerze’

Purple loosestrife

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Lythrum salicaria 'Feuerkerze'
  • Common name: Purple loosestrife
  • Family: Lythraceae
  • Plant Type: Bog, Marginal, Perennial, Pond, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Pink

Foliage colour:

Green

Purple loosestrife, Lythrum salicaria ‘Feuerkerze’, is a tall-growing marginal perennial that enjoys growing on banks of streams and around ponds. It has strong, upright stems, topped in summer with long, poker-like heads of deep pink blooms. A double-flowered cultivar that produces considerably less seed, minimising unwanted seedlings.

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For best results grow Lythrum salicaria ‘Feuerkerze’ in moist soil, such as around the edge of a pond. Plants shouldn’t need staking but deadhead spent blooms regularly to maintain a tidy appearance, or leave them on to provide winter interest. Divide clumps every three to five years to avoid congestion. Lythrum salicaria ‘Feuerkerze’ works well grown alongside other moisture-loving plants such as inula, veronicastrum and ligularias.

How to grow Lythrum 'Feuerkerze'

  • Plant size

    1.2m height

    90cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun
  • Shade type: Damp
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Boggy / clay / heavy / moist

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do not Take cuttings in January

Do not Take cuttings in February

Do not Take cuttings in March

Do Take cuttings in April

Do Take cuttings in May

Do not Take cuttings in June

Do not Take cuttings in July

Do not Take cuttings in August

Do not Take cuttings in September

Do not Take cuttings in October

Do not Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Lythrum 'Feuerkerze' and wildlife

Lythrum 'Feuerkerze' is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Lythrum 'Feuerkerze' poisonous?

Lythrum 'Feuerkerze' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Lythrum 'Feuerkerze'