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PURPLE LOOSESTRIFE plug plants (lythrum salicaria)

PURPLE LOOSESTRIFE plug plants (lythrum salicaria)
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PURPLE LOOSESTRIFE plug plants (lythrum salicaria)PURPLE LOOSESTRIFE plug plants (lythrum salicaria)
PURPLE LOOSESTRIFE plug plants (lythrum salicaria)PURPLE LOOSESTRIFE plug plants (lythrum salicaria)

PURPLE LOOSESTRIFE plug plants (lythrum salicaria)

  Our ref: IP22_1
type - perennial
  • wildflower plant plugs
  • colour - Purple
  • Bee friendly Plant
  • Dispatched May-September
  • Plant at approx 1-4 plugs per sq. m
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minus0plus 10 plugs = £14.45
minus0plus  20 plugs = £17.85
minus0plus  50 plugs = £29.95

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Recommended planting density 1-4 plugs per sq. meter. If you require 200 or more plugs in total, special pricing may be available, please contact us or call 01452 311525 for a quotation. Plugs are available for dispatch May to September when at their best and more receptive to outdoor planting.

RHS perfect for pollinators
Perfect for pollinators

RHS Perfect for Pollinators.
The RHS Perfect for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects
in gardens. Bees, butterflies, moths, hoverflies and many others visit flowers to feed on
nectar and pollen; while doing so they transfer pollen and increase seed set
and fruit development. Find out more at: rhs.org.uk/plants

To discover further Bee friendly plants, simply enter the word "pollinators" into the search box above.


Purple Loosestrife- Lythrum salicaria is a tall wetland plant that produces spectacular spikes of purple flowers in late summer. It will grow well in full sun or semi-shade and is often visited by damselflies and dragonflies on warm summer days. Purple loosestrife is most often associated with lakesides and pond edges. Shortly after flowering, plants shed their foliage for the winter, however the seed-heads remain of value for a wealth of over wintering insect life.

In a wildflower garden, Purple loosestrife can be included around the margins of a pond and once established, can be propagated fairly easily from cuttings.

Purple loosestrife looks beautiful growing alongside other late flowering wetland plants such as Devil’s bit scabious, Water mint, Hemp Agrimony and Fleabane.


How to grow Purple loosestrife plants:

Purple loosestrife plug plants can be introduced to their permanent planting positions from late spring through to October. Initially they should be kept well watered and left to develop for several months. When planting into established grass, it is advisable to first cut the areas where the wildflower plants are to be introduced and create a small bare area up to several inches around each planting position to reduce initial competition. Given the right conditions Purple loosestrife will develop quickly into flowering sized plants. Bare in mind that Purple loosestrife plants of all sizes shed all their foliage for the winter.

Summary:

`type - perennial, colour - Purple, height - 100 to 150cms, flowerers June to August, habitat - very wet ground, Attracts Butterflies

Printed 21/11/2017 14:02:58
ip22_1 type perennial colour purple height 100 to 150cms flowerers june to august habitat very wet ground attracts butterflies rhs perfect for pollinators pollinating insects bees butterflies moths hoverflies
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