Lythrum – Purple Loosestrife, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

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Lythrum – Purple Loosestrife, Black

The common Purple Loosestrife
(Lylhrum Salicaria) grows from 4 feet to 6 feet
tall and blooms during the months of July and August.
Banned by most States in the United States. The foliage
is willow-like and the tall, erect, graceful spikes
produce brightly colored, reddish-purple flowers. The
Rose Loosestrife (L. roseum superbum) has rose-colored
flower, while Perry’s variety has large and glistening
cherry-red flowers.

UTILIZE. The Loosestrife
takes care of itself when planted at watersides, margins
of lakes or streams. It will take over the watersides
and kill everything else. There is hardly any plant
which can equal this when it is naturalized in bogs,
swampy woodlands or in wild gardens.

GENERAL. These plants are
moisture loving and should be planted in partial shade
in low lands or in swamps.

are propagated by stem cuttings, by seeds and division
of the roots.

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