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  • loosestrife
  • Eventual height: 1m
  • Eventual spread: 0.5m

Lythrum salicaria 'Swirl'


5 year guarantee Perfect for pollinators
9cm pot £6.99
9cm pot £6.99

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or very lightly dappled shade
  • Soil: fertile, deep, moist soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast
  • Flowering period: June to August
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Wonderful in a naturalised setting, particularly where it has room to grow into a generous drift, the flowers of this summer flowering perennial form in large upright spikes and are particularly appealing to bees. Loostrife is a moisture-loving plant, which is incredibly useful for those hard to fill boggy areas in the garden - and it can also look spectacular when planted at the edge of a large pond.

  • Garden care: It self-seeds freely, so if you want to control its spread remove the flowerspikes as they fade.