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 cultivar of the native Purple Loosestrife which has been selected for different colouring. 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.

It makes a pleasing contrast to the native form of this plant if grown together; they are identical apart from the colouring.

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.

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