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Botanical name: Lythrum salicaria 'Feuerkerze'
Other names: Purple loosestrife 'Feuerkerze'
Variety or cultivar: 'Feuerkerze' _ 'Feuerkerze' is a clump-forming herbaceous perennial with narrow, lance-shaped leaves and spikes of vivid rose-red flowers. Can be invasive.
Lythrum salicaria 'Feuerkerze' is: Deciduous
Flower: Rose-Red in Summer; Rose-Red in Autumn
Foliage: Green in Summer
Habit: Clump-forming, Upright
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Companion planting: The autumn foliage colour is off-set well by the creamy variegated foliage of these plants.
Pruning: Deadhead after flowering to prevent self-seeding. Can be invasive otherwise. . REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Division. REGISTER to read more...
Lythrum salicaria 'Feuerkerze' (Purple loosestrife 'Feuerkerze') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.
Suggested uses: Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, Bees (attract & feed bees), Bog garden, City, Coastal, Containers, Flower Arranging, Low Maintenance, Prairie planting, Roof terrace, Waterside, Wildflower
Cultivation: Plant in any moist, wet soil in full sun.
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|Soil types:||Clay, Loamy|
|Soil drainage:||Boggy damp conditions|
|Soil pH:||Acid, Alkaline, Neutral|
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