Lysimachia Ephemerum – (Milky Loosestrife)

$5.00

A new and useful plant, great as a cut flower and as a plant for the garden. Blooms in mid to late summer when not much else is flowering.

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Description

This useful and ornamental plant should not be confused with the awful weed Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)

This plant is absolutely non-invasive.
This plant forms a clump of greyish green leaves which is quite upright. The white flowers are borne on longish upright spires in summer and late summer, and are attractive to butterflies. It is a very good cut flower, which is used frequently by florists, and can be used to advantage particularly at the back of the border. It can be used to effect beside water, and is reportedly rabbit resistant.
Divide clumps in spring.

Sowing advice:

For best results, sow seeds immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. However, most seeds can be sown in an unheated greenhouse to wait for natural germination as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, and often wait for spring before emerging regardless of when they are sown. But spring sowing will obviously give them a full season of growth if successful germination occurs.

Additional information

Classification

Hardy Perennial

Common Name

Silver Loosestrife, Willow-Leaved Loosestrife

Family

Primulaceae

Maximum Height

90 cm

Number of seeds in packet

20