Purple loosestrife

Lythrum salicaria 'Blush'

Purple loosestrife - Lythrum salicaria 'Blush'

Common Name: Purple loosestrife
Genus: Lythrum
Species: salicaria
Cultivar: 'Blush'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Good for wildlife, Has colourful autumn foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.00 m (100 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Pink
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July & August

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

This moisture loving perennial will quickly form naturalised clumps beside waterways where its light pink flowers which appear in profusion will provide colour throughout the summer and into autumn. The birds and bees will be attracted by the nectar-rich flowers and the foliage takes on good autumn colour too.

  • Garden Care: It self-seeds freely so if you want to control its spread remove the flowerspikes as they fade.



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