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PURPLE LOOSESTRIFE seeds (lythrum salicaria)

PURPLE LOOSESTRIFE seeds (lythrum salicaria)
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PURPLE LOOSESTRIFE seeds (lythrum salicaria)PURPLE LOOSESTRIFE seeds (lythrum salicaria)
PURPLE LOOSESTRIFE seeds (lythrum salicaria)PURPLE LOOSESTRIFE seeds (lythrum salicaria)

PURPLE LOOSESTRIFE seeds (lythrum salicaria)

  Our ref: ST61_1
  • type - perennial
  • colour - Purple
  • height - 100 to 150cms
  • Sowing rate 1 gm sq m.
  • Bee friendly plant
Great for pollinatorsGreat for pollinators
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Perfect for pollinators

Purple Loosestrife- Lythrum salicaria is a tall wetland plant that produces spectacular spikes of purple flowers in late summer. It will grow well in full sun or semi-shade and is often visited by damselflies and dragonflies on warm summer days. Purple loosestrife is most often associated with lakesides and pond edges. Shortly after flowering, plants shed their foliage for the winter, however the seed-heads remain of value for a wealth of over wintering insect life. In a wildflower garden, Purple loosestrife can be included around the margins of a pond and once established, can be propagated fairly easily from cuttings. Purple loosestrife looks beautiful growing alongside other late flowering wetland plants such as Devil’s bit scabious, Water mint, Hemp Agrimony and Fleabane.

How to grow Purple loosestrife from seed:
Purple loosestrife seeds should be sown in trays of compost in spring or autumn using fresh seed. The trays should be kept moist. Once germinated, the seedlings can be pricked out and grown on, for planting out later in the year. Once established Purple loosestrife flower plants will self-seed quite readily given the right conditions. Bare in mind that Purple loosestrife sheds all of it’s foliage for the winter.

RHS Perfect for Pollinators.
The RHS Perfect for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects
in gardens. Bees, butterflies, moths, hoverflies and many others visit flowers to feed on nectar and pollen; while doing so they transfer pollen and increase seed set and fruit development. Find out more at: rhs.org.uk/plants

To discover further Bee friendly plants, simply enter the word "pollinators" into the search box above.

To buy Purple loosestrife seeds
To purchase Purple loosestrife seeds, please select a quantity above and click add to cart. To ensure the best chance of success, we sell all of our wildflower seeds by weight, which ensures each wildflower seed packet contains a good quantity of seeds. The recommended sowing rate is 1 gram per square metre, and the number of Purple loosestrife seeds per gram is approx. 13600. All of our Wildflower seed packets contain seeds of Native British provenance

type - perennial,
colour - Purple,
height - 100 to 150cms,
flowering months - June to August,
habitat - very wet ground,
Attracts Butterflies
Printed 15/07/2024 21:28:31
st61_1 type perennial colour purple height 100 to 150cms flowerers june to august habitat very wet ground attracts butterflies rhs perfect for pollinators pollinating insects bees butterflies moths hoverflies
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