Hardy perennials, also growing wild. They flower proli- fically.
The hybrids especially are very attractive in the border, as well as in semi-wild gardens.
Requires damp to wet soil. A good waterside plant.
The common species from; garden varieties only by division in spring.
Lythrum hybrids: Height 80-150 cm; flowering season early summer to early autumn; thegrow in elongated racemes. ‘Augenweide’, raspberry coloured; ‘Brightness’, cherry red; ‘Mordens Pink’, rose red; ‘Robert’, salmon red; ‘The Beacon’, deep crimson. Lythrum salicaria, purple loosestrife: This is the wild species; height 100-150 cm; pale purple-pink flowers in elongated spikes, consisting of numerous pseudo-whorls. Strongly branching plants with profuse and prolonged flowering.