Lythrum salicara


Purple Loosestrife

Late Summer flowering, long-lasting, spectacular magenta/purple flowers much loved by bees and butterflies!


Shrubby plant with the most delightful spikes of deep purple flowers in late Summer. Happy to grow in permanently damp soil to a covering of 10cms depth of water.

Top tip: When planting, make sure the soil covers all roots and any new shoots – see gallery picture.  Lightly prune all leafy shoots back in May to promote a bushier plant.

Flowers: July-September

Height: 30-75cm

Propagation: Softwood cuttings taken in May-June

Depth of water over the soil: 0-10cm

Planting: Plant into 5lt planting crate using heavy garden loam or Westland Aquatic Soil