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Lythrum Genus

Purple loosestrife

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General Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilFertile, Humus-rich
  • WaterMoist

Description

Lythrum genus (Purple loosestrife). These are summer-flowering perennials that thrive by the waterside and in bog gardens. They will produce showy spikes of pink-purple flowers.

Characteristics

Annuals or Perennials, Aquatics

Other common names

Loosestrife

Interest and use

Borders

Cultivation

They will grow in most soil conditions as long as there is moisture. Grow them in full sun or semi-shade.

Propagation

You can propagate cultivars by division in spring and species by seed or division in spring or autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs and snails may damage plants.

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