Lythrum salicaria Feuerkerze in our garden on 18th July holding centre stage @ 2008 SpecialPerennials.com all rights reservedLythrum: Common name: Purple Loosestrife. Lovely flowering plants common at the waterside in the UK with tall spires of pink, rose or purple-pink flowers.  The are best in sun and in any soil that does not dry out in summer. The are brilliant in boggy ground or in the margins of a pond. Having said that, they do pretty well in our dry sandy soil. Propagate by division - it can be hard to divide - you need a sharp serrated knife or saw!

There is some doubt as to which species each variety belongs to - we are using the current RHS plant finder names.

 

Photo: Lythrum salicaria Feuerkerze in our garden on 18th July holding centre stage @ 2008 SpecialPerennials.com all rights reserved

Lythrum salicaria Blush

Pale pink flowers on neat plants about 2ft 6in tall.

RHS Award of Garden Merit.

Price 4.50 (9cm pot)

 

Lythrum salicaria Feuerkerze 

("Fire Candle") Intense rose-red double flowers. Stately plants reaching 3ft / 90cm. Flowers June to September. RHS Award of Garden Merit.

Price 4.50 (9cm pot)

Lythrum Feuerkerze with Persicaria amplexicaulis Atrosanguinea and lots of Phlox in our garden 8th August 2012.

Lythrum Dropmore PurpleLythrum Dropmore Purple autumn colourLythrum virgatum Dropmore Purple

Purple-red flowers. About 2ft 3in - 3ft tall. Flowers July to September after which the leaves taken on really good autumn colour during October. Less stiff and more "airy" than the other varieties. Our favourite. 

Price 4.50 (9cm pot)