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.

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:

Sow onto a good seed raising mix. Cover seeds thinly. Keep at 20 dec C. If there is no germination in 3-4 weeks, ensure the seed tray is moist ( not wet) ,seal in a plastic bag and put into the fridge at – 4 to +4 deg C for 2-4 weeks. Remove from fridge. This process may be repeated if there is still no germination.

Additional information

Classification

Hardy Perennial

Common Name

Silver Loosestrife, Willow-Leaved Loosestrife

Family

Primulaceae

Maximum Height

90 cm

Number of seeds in packet

approx 20