Lythrum salicaria. Purple loosestrife. Créachtach.

Lythrum salicaria. Purple loosestrife. Créachtach.

£6.50

  • EUR: €7.68

3 litre pots.
Collect from Kilclief.

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Description

Common name: Purple loosestrife. Créachtach.

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

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

Habitat:
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:
Not so much a wound herb as the Irish name suggests but used to cure diarrhoea and dysentry in past times.

Additional information

Weight1 g
Dimensions60 × 35 × 10 cm
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