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Lythrum salicaria 'Little Robert' (Purple loosestrife 'Little Robert')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.9m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Lythrum salicaria 'Little Robert'

Other names

Purple loosestrife 'Little Robert'

Genus

Lythrum Lythrum

Variety or Cultivar

'Little Robert' _ 'Little Robert' is a compact, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with erect, branching stems bearing linear to lance-shaped, dark green leaves and slender, spike-like racemes of dark pink flowers from early summer into early autumn


Lythrum salicaria 'Little Robert' is: Deciduous

Habit

Erect, Clump-forming

Flower

Dark-pink in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails Slugs , Snails

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly. Remove faded flower stems to prevent self-seeding.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Lythrum salicaria 'Little Robert' (Purple loosestrife 'Little Robert') will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Bog garden, City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Waterside

Cultivation

Grow in any moist soil, preferably fertile, in full sun.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Boggy damp conditions, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Lythrum salicaria 'Little Robert'

Other names

Purple loosestrife 'Little Robert'

Genus

Lythrum Lythrum

Variety or Cultivar

'Little Robert' _ 'Little Robert' is a compact, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with erect, branching stems bearing linear to lance-shaped, dark green leaves and slender, spike-like racemes of dark pink flowers from early summer into early autumn

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Erect, Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

Dark-pink in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly. Remove faded flower stems to prevent self-seeding.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Lythrum salicaria 'Little Robert' (Purple loosestrife 'Little Robert') will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Bog garden, City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Waterside

Cultivation

Grow in any moist soil, preferably fertile, in full sun.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Boggy damp conditions, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

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