Purple Loosestrife plant - Lythrum salicaria - Wildflower
Purple Loosestrife - Lythrum salicaria
Type: Hardy Perennial
Approximate height: up to 2m
Flowering time: Summer
Site and soil type: Moist soil in a sunny position.
Care: Keep well-watered.
Plant size: Grown in a 1 litre pot. (For pot size guide, click here)
Also known as Long purples, Rainbow Weed, Red Sally and Long purples.
Purple Loosestrife has upright stems with narrow willowy leaves and small purplish-pink flowers in tall spikes.
This plant's nectar is a valuable food source for long-tongued insects, such as Elephant Hawk-moths, Brimstone butterflies and Red-tailed Bumblebees.
Ideal for damp areas.
Peat-free, pesticide-free, plastic-free.
All plants are sent to you in an eco-friendly cardboard POSIpot or fibre pot, (made from wood pulp), together with a wooden ID label and care instructions. In both cases these can be planted straight into the ground in the pot which will biodegrade.
RHS Plants for Pollinators. The RHS Plants for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects. Find out more at rhs.org.uk/plantsforpollinators
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