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Purple Loosestrife


Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)

This is the native plant - I grew some from seed, and they're very happy on the stream bank.



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very pretty.

22 Jul, 2010

 

Yes - I'm a bit surprised that more haven't appeared, as seedlings. Maybe I weeded them out without realising, though. :(((

23 Jul, 2010

 

I love this, have it growing near the pond

25 Jul, 2010

 

The native one or one of the cultivated ones?

25 Jul, 2010

 

must be one of the cultivated ones, I've lost the label and can't remember which one it is LOL

26 Jul, 2010

 

I have 'Robert', 'Blush' and Lady Sackville'. Robert is the brightest pink and tall, Blush is pale pink, and Lady S. is small but similar in colour to the native one. Does that help?

26 Jul, 2010

 

must be Robert then :-)

27 Jul, 2010

 

He's the best one I think. :-)))

27 Jul, 2010

 

me too :-)

2 Aug, 2010

 

The others are just not tall enough. I should have got another 'Robert' instead.

2 Aug, 2010

 

just have to go back to that nursery again then LOL

3 Aug, 2010

 

Hmmmm.....maybe.....it seems a shame to dig out the other one. I'll put up with it this year and think again next time.

3 Aug, 2010

 

it does really, and I still like this one too

4 Aug, 2010

 

The new ones (last year and this) aren't nearly as vigorous as the native ones, or 'Robert'. Such a shame. 'Blush' is a really pretty pale pink - but it's only just over a foot high and not many stems, either. :-((

4 Aug, 2010



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