Purple Loosestrife Overview
Lythrum salicaria, commonly known as Purple Loosestrife, is a robust wildflower that produces dramatic and colourful flowering spikes. It is well-known for its rampant invasiveness and is often found in the wild in Northern Europe. Its preference for poorly drained and consistently moist soil makes it a great choice to grow alongside water or in boggy patches in full sun. The 2cm wide flower spikes are densely packed with bright purple flowers, extremely attractive to pollinating insects. Deadhead fading flowers before the seeds have developed and dividing plants every three years will help control these plants' spread.