Flowers: August-October.  Plant in sun or part shade.  HxS: 1mx80cm

This plant is a cultivated form of Purple Loosestrife which is tolerant of many growing conditions but performs best in boggy soil or shallow water.  Tall, willowy foliage is topped with multiple spires of small purplish-pink flowers in late summer and early autumn.  An excellent bee, moth and butterfly plant.  Native, it can seed about so remove seed heads after flowering to contain it if necessary. Pot size 10.5cm.

Care and maintenance.

It is beneficial to cut back the very tall stems by half in autumn.  Remove the remainder of the old foliage in spring and split plants every three or four years to maintain vigour.  Loosestrife can be divided after flowering or you can collect and sow seed.  If using as a marginal plant shallowly in up to 8cm/3″ of water.

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