Lythrum salicaria. Purple loosestrife. Créachtach.


  • EUR: €3.45

8cm pots.
Collection only from 36 Ardglass Road, Downpatrick, Kilclief, Co Down, BT30 7NS.
We have tried posting plants, they get stuck unnecessarily at the border and returned to us after several weeks. We are happy to work with you to get you your plants in other ways. Call the office on 028 44881736, let it ring as we may be outside.

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Common name: Purple loosestrife. Créachtach.

Perennial. Beautiful tall flower spikes, with a multitude of purple flowers, up to 1.5m tall. Once established will give years of flowering.

Not only astounding to look at but the many flowers provide for insects in mid to late summer.

This will be happiest beside your wild life pond or stream. Prefers full sun.

Sowing guidelines:
Sow late autumn or early spring into a seed tray, prick out when large enough to handle and plant out when big enough. Dies back over winter to re-emerge from May to flower in July.

Cultural history:
Used to cure gastrointestinal tract diseases, diarrhoea and dysentry in past times. Also has some skin benefits.

Additional information

Weight 0.5 g
Dimensions 60 × 15 × 15 cm