Genus Species: Lythrum salicaria
Common / Product Name: Purple Loosestrife
Habit: WETLAND SPECIES (WS) and SMALL SHRUB (SS)
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.