Lythrum salicaria
Purple Loosestrife


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Lythrum salicaria
Purple Loosestrife
Beautiful herbaceous perennial with small tubular magenta flowers appearing from September to March. Prune back to rootstock after flowering. Native to Australia, Europe and Africa. Leaves and roots are edible if cooked.

Mature Height: 90cm-1.2m
Mature Width:  30-60cm

Position: Full Sun / Part Shade

Water Zone: 2 (for pond edges or bog areas)

Preferred Soil Type: Humus rich, Moist but Well Drained. We recommend using Grow Better Premium Potting Mix if potted. If adding plants to a pond that contains fish, we recommend using garden soil or potting mix with no added fertilisers. Then add a layer of pebbles to keep the soil from washing away.

Landscape Uses: Aquatic Garden, Bog Garden, Mass Planting, Courtyard, Container / Pot, Cut Flowers, Attracts Birds

Ongoing Care: Keep moist, prefers wet boggy soil. Hard prune after flowering has ended. Watch for slugs, snails. Liquid feed and mulch if in garden or pot. Slow-release fertiliser annually or as needed. We recommend Campbells Rustica Plus Fertiliser. Fertilisers not generally needed if plant is in a pond that contains live fish.

Decorative Planter Pots & Baskets shown in some photos with plants are not included in price but can be purchased separately.

Photos of plants shown on our website are a good representation of the actual plant for sale. Sometimes the actual plant for sale is shown, however, as we have hundreds of plants for sale, this is not always possible. Plants are living things, so the appearance of the plant on our website may differ slightly to the one you purchase. Every plant is unique, and their growth is seasonal.

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