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Purple Loosestrife

Lythrum salicaria

Also known as

Black Blood, Long Purples, Purple Grass, Rainbow Weed, Red Sally, Rose Loosestrife, Rosy Strip, Sage Willow, Soldiers, Spiked Loosestrife, Willow Weed, Purple Lythrum

Full Sun
Frequent watering
Frost Hardy

6a

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

50cm

1m

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Purple Loosestrife Overview

This species will produce dramatic and colourful flowering spikes and is well-known for its rampant invasiveness. This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe.

Common problems with Purple Loosestrife

How to propagate Purple Loosestrife

Seed

You can propagate from seed.

Division

Division and it also self-seeds.

Other uses of Purple Loosestrife

Wildflower/meadow, border, bog, semi-aquatic.

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