loosestrife

Botanical Name Lythrum salicaria
Common Name Loosestrife
Plant Type Perennial
Hardiness Zone 4-9
Height 2-4 ft.
Spread 2-4 ft.
Habit upright, spreading
Exposure full sun
Bloom Type May-Sept.
Bloom Color magenta
Flower showy
Autumn/Winter Intrest insignificant
Suggested Use naturalized areas
Locations Thunder Run Hillside
Notes The showy purple spikes of purple loosestrife are attractive in the garden and along roadsides, but the plant's rampant spread has greatly reduced the ecological value of marshes by displacing native wetland vegetation such as cattails (
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