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Purple Loosestrife

Purple Loosestrife

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Purple Loosestrife Seeds

Lythrum Selicaria 
Fire weed, black blood, long purples, purple grass, rainbow weed, red Sally, rose loosestrife, rosy strip, sage willow, soldiers, spiked loosestrife, willow weed

Tall vibrant purple spires. widespread and found in all kinds of grassy places from downlands, roadside verges to heathlands. 


Contents: Approximately 50 seeds

Average height: 70-100cm
Aspect: Sun or semi-shade
Soil type: all kinds of soils, calcareous and well aerated soils
Sowing time: March
Flowering period: June-September
Colour: Purple

The seeds are best sown in March directly into soil or can be sown in pots. If growing in pots then a large volume planter is recommended to accommodate the very long rhizome. It is also possible to sow the seeds in autumn (mid-October), as the herb is a cold germ and requires longer phases with low temperatures for germination. The plant germinates in the dark so the seeds should be covered with soil about 2 to 3 cm deep. Planting distance of at least 40 x 40 cm, to avoid nutrient competition. 

Our packaging is made from FSC recycled cardboard and environmentally friendly inks. The seed bags are waxed paper or compostable starch to keep seeds in the best condition during storage. 

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