Lythrum Salicaria 17cm Pot
1 x Lythrum Salicaria 17cm Pot
Also known as Purple loosestrife, this 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 spent blooms regularly to maintain a tidy appearance, and divide clumps every three to five years to avoid congestion.
Likes full sun in an exposed spot