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Lythrum salicaria

Genus Species: Lythrum salicaria    

Common / Product Name: Purple Loosestrife

Habit:   WETLAND SPECIES (WS) and SMALL SHRUB (SS)

Available Sizes
  Tube

Height x Width: 1 – 1.5m x 1.5m

Pruning:   Remove spent flowers annually

Frost Tolerance:   Low

Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance:   Wetlands

Coastal Tolerance:   Medium

Drought Tolerance:   Low

Origin:   Australian Plant

Evergreen:   Herbaceous perennial

Flowering:  starts: Mid Summer / ends: Autumn

Flower Colour:   Lilac

Irrigation:   Wetland species

Lower Temperatures:   Dies down over the winter months and reshoots new growth in the warmer months.

Upper Temperatures: Temperatures to the Mid 30’s°C to Low 40’s°C, needs to be planted in wet situations .

Fertilising: Use a slow release fertilizer annually.

Environment:   Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.

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