Lythrum salicaria 'Blush' - Purple Loosestrife: Pale Pink Form

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  • Approximate height: 120cm (48 inches) 
  • Recommended water depth over crown of plant: 0 - 10cm (0 - 4 inches)
  • Flowering time: June to August
  • Flower colour: Pink
  • Supplied in the 9cm pot we grow them in - for best results we recommend potting on using a 1 - 2 litre pot

This pretty plant is a variety of the British native Purple Loosestrife. It has the same narrow leaves on tall stems and the same impressive flowers which are attractive to insects, but the leaves are a lighter green and the blooms are a lovely soft two-tone pink. So good it has received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit (AGM). Although naturally quite a tall plant, cutting back the shoots once or twice in spring before it flowers can bring it down to a much shorter height if desired and also make it a more bushy shape, without affecting the formation of the blooms. Please note the lower leaves of this plant develop black speckles in the summer; this is normal and nothing to worry about.

If designing a planting scheme, we recommend approximately 2 Lythrum salicaria 'Blush' plants per square foot of ground, or 1 plant per linear foot of pond edge. Read more here on how to pot and care for your plant.