Lythrum virgatum 'Dropmore Purple'

9cm pot £6.99
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Buy Lythrum virgatum 'Dropmore Purple' loosestrife: Towering spires of purple flowers

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, deep, moist soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast
  • Flowering period: June to August
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Intense purple-red flowers appear on tall flower spikes from early summer above lance-shaped foliage. This is a spectacularly colourful plant for watersides, pond banks and woodland borders where the soil is reliably moist. It is a clump-forming perennial that attracts butterflies, birds and bees to their nectar.

  • Garden care: It self-seeds freely, so if you want to control its spread remove the flowerspikes as they fade.

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Eventual height & spread

Tall structural plants


Healthy strong plants in 9cm pots. You need 2 or 3 plants to make an immediate impact but they grow into clumps if you are prepared to wait. Tall plants that don't need support - good for the back of the border in a moisture retentive soil.




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This is such a lovely flower that I immediately wished I had bought 3. The soil is heavy and its perfectly happy.


Mid Wales


Lovely strong plant would buy again.


In garden border


West sussex



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