Loosestrife

Lysimachia atropurpurea 'Beaujolais'

Loosestrife - Lysimachia atropurpurea  'Beaujolais'

Common Name: Loosestrife
Genus: Lysimachia
Species: atropurpurea
Cultivar: 'Beaujolais'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Has interesting foliage, Good for wildlife, Suitable for growing in containers, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.60 m (60 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.50 m (50 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple, Red
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/SilverFlowering Period: May to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Striking burgundy flower spikes on long slender stems flower continuously from May to September. The attractive crinkled rosettes of silver-green foliage are an excellent foil for the flowers which are also highly attractive to butterflies. A versatile plant that spreads slowly and performs best in a moist border in sun or partial shade or it can be grown in a pot on the patio. It makes an excellent cut flower too.

  • Garden care: Incorporate lots of organic matter when planting. Do not allow to dry out. Apply a generous 5-7cm mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plants in spring and lift and divide congested colonies.


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