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Purple Loosestrife, Lysicmachia atropurpurea
Purple Loosestrife, Lysicmachia atropurpurea

Purple Loosestrife, Lysicmachia atropurpurea

Ideal for growing among ornamental grasses for a wild, prarie effect
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Cut Flower
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
  • A striking, hardy perennial plant with dazzling spikes of purple flowers from May to September
  • The spires of flowers emerge from silvery-green foliage which set them off beautifully
  • An easy plant to grow, it's ideal for beginners and more experienced gardeners alike and perfect in a pot
  • Recomended by the RHS as a Plant for Pollinators, so guaranteed to attract wildlife into your garden
  • An established plant in a 9cm pot ready for immediate planting
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Product Description

Lysimachia atropurpurea, the purple gooseneck loosestrife, is a striking, hardy perennial plant with dazzling spikes of purple flowers from May to September.

The spires of flowers emerge from silvery-green foliage which set them off beautifully, each with a jaunty kink to the top of the spike which makes them look a little like a cat's tail (or goose's neck)!

A really easy plant to grow, it's ideal for beginners and more experienced gardeners alike and can be grown in both the garden in moist, well drained soil and also in a pot - so there's really no reason why you can't grow this marvellous plant.

Recomended by the RHS as a Plant for Pollinators, so guaranteed to attract wildlife into your garden, this plant will also help you do your bit for nature and makes an excellent cut flower

Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot ready for immediate planting. Flowers May to September, height 60cm (2ft).

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Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot ready for immediate planting. Flowers May to September, height 60cm (2ft).

Plant Information

Top Tips

Well known for attractng butterflies and bees into the garden, plant with ornamental grasses for a prairie-style effect

Care Guide

Planting Advice for Lysimachia atropurpurea:

  • Best grown in moist, well-draining soil, plants can be positioned in sun or partial shade and will also tolerate drier conditions.
  • Before planting, prepare the soil by digging over and removing any weeds. Lysimachia does not like to dry out. Incorporate plenty of organic matter when planting and water well in dry weather especially newly established plants.
  • When planting a number of perennials, arrange them on the surface so you can see how they will look before planting.
  • Individually knock out each plant from its container. Look at the roots if they are circling around the compost, it is best to tease them out. To do this, push your fingers into the rootball along the bottom edge and pull. Do this in a couple of places. This should encourage the roots to spread into the surrounding soil.
  • Next use a trowel or spade to create a hole just deep and wide enough to set in the rootball.
  • The aim is to bury just the roots, leaving the bases of the stems (when in growth in summer) or the shoots (in spring) above ground.
  • Firm back around the soil, using your hand for small clumps and your heel on larger areas.
  • Water in well to settle the soil and prevent drying out.

Aftercare for Purple Gooseneck Loosetrife:

  • Water well after planting until established.
  • Congested or overgrown clumps can be lifted and divided in spring.
  • Mulch in spring.


Pruning Lysimachia:

  • After flowering, plants can be cut back to tidy them or left for autumn colour and form.

 


 

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Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
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Purple Loosestrife, Lysicmachia atropurpurea
Purple Loosestrife, Lysicmachia atropurpurea
9cm Pot
Item: 560653
Only £7.99
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