Purple Loosestrife seeds - Lythrum salicaria - Wildflower
Purple Loosestrife - Lythrum salicaria
Type: Hardy Perennial
Approximate height: up to 1.75 m
Flowering time: Summer
Site and soil type: Moist soil in a sunny position.
When to sow: Any time from spring to autumn.
Also known as Rainbow Weed, Red Sally and Long purples.
Purple Loosestrife has upright stems with narrow willowy leaves and small purplish-pink flowers in tall spikes from June to August.
It is an ideal plant for damp areas.
This plant's nectar is a valuable food source for long-tongued insects, such as Elephant Hawk-moths, Brimstone butterflies and Red-tailed Bumblebees.
Sow from spring to autumn. (It can actually be sown all year around but germination is likely to be more reliable in the warmer months). Prepare the soil by removing any weeds and raking lightly. Scatter the seeds thinly on the soil surface where they are to grow, and gently rake them in or cover very lightly with soil.
These seeds can also be sown into biodegradable pots and planted out when grown.
Keeping the sown seeds at roughly 18 to 22°C will aid germination but is not essential.
Contents: Approximately 4000 seeds / 0.2 g
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