Lysimachia atropurpurea

Lysimachia atropurpurea

Purple Loosestrife

Primulaceae

Height

30 cm

Flower colour

burgundy

Flowering time

June

Foliage colour

green

Sunlight

sun

Soil

well drained, humus rich, moist

pH

acid - neutral - alkaline

Hardiness

tender, might need warmer summers than Iceland has to offer

Plant range

Balkan peninsula

Lysimachia is a genus of around 100 species in the primrose family, Primulaceae, native to Eurasia. Most species native to Europe have yellow flowers, while species native to Asia often have white flowers. They prefer fairly moist soil.

Propagation:


Division in spring.


Seed - sown in January - March.

Seed just covered and stored at 15-20°C (60-68°F) until germination. 

Short lived perennial. Needs a sunny spot and well drained soil.

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