Lythrum 'Flothrum Robin' ROBIN

Lythrum 'Flothrum Robin'
Lythrum 'Flothrum Robin' ROBIN
loosestrife
SIZE/TYPE tall perennial
USUAL HEIGHT 0.5-1.3m
USUAL WIDTH 0.3-0.5m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS purple red
BLOOMING TIME July - September
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 3   (down to -40°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Perennials
Summer blooms
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Loosestrife is our native perennial from moist meadows and ditches. Even though it is a water-loving plant it can grow in locations which may temporarily dry out completely in summer. It produces masses of small purple pink flowers on thin stems which keep on moving in the wind or just a small breeze. It is ideal for English-style perennial borders and cottage gardens.

Robin loosestrife is a sister (or brother?) variety of Robert loosestrife. It has almost identical colour of its the 5-petalled, star-shaped. They are bougainvillea-like rich purple pink forming, compared to Robert, much narrower spike-like inflorescence with enormous number of flowers that are closely attached to the stem, just like its small, shortly lanceolate, deep green, and glossy leaves. Blooming usually begins in mid to late July and continues until early September on non-branched stems that reach about 120 cm tall. If you like a smaller plant, pinch it in mid June or cut it about 10 cm above the ground level. The plant will start blooming later but will be shorter and much denser. Make sure it has sufficient moisture in order to avoid powdery mildew infection.

Loosestrife will grow in virtually any soil, preferably in moist of water-logged conditions in full sun. It may self seed so unless you with the plant to spread remove flowered stems as soon as flowers have faded out. Hardy to about -40°C (USDA zone 4).

Last update 11-09-2017.
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