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Lythrum salicaria

Genus Species: Lythrum salicaria

Common / Product Name: Purple Loosestrife

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

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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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