Botanical Name: Lythrum salicaria

Common Name: Purple Loosestrife

Type: Aquatic/Wetland


  • Erect annual herb, dying back to perennial rootstock
  • Large purple flower spikes; September to March
  • Showy plant for bog gardens or beside pools


  • Full sun
  • Moist soils or shallow water
  • Stems should be cut back to rootstock after flowering