• Eventual height: 0.9m
  • Eventual spread: 0.45m

Lythrum virgatum 'Dropmore Purple'


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

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

    Intense purple-red flowers appear on tall flower spikes from early summer above lance-shaped foliage. This is a spectacularly colourful plant for watersides, pond banks and woodland borders where the soil is reliably moist. It is a clump-forming perennial that attracts butterflies, birds and bees to their nectar.

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