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Lythrum virgatum 'Rosy Gem' (Purple loosestrife 'Rosy Gem')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Lythrum virgatum 'Rosy Gem'

Other names

Purple loosestrife 'Rosy Gem'

Genus

Lythrum Lythrum

Variety or Cultivar

'Rosy Gem' _ 'Rosy Gem' is a tall, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with erect, branched stems bearing linear to lance-shaped, mid- to dark green leaves and slender, spike-like racemes of bright rose-pink flowers from early summer into early autumn


Lythrum virgatum 'Rosy Gem' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright

Flower

Rose-pink in Summer; Rose-pink 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

Basal cuttings, Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Lythrum virgatum 'Rosy Gem' (Purple loosestrife 'Rosy Gem') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.6m 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

Chalky, 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 virgatum 'Rosy Gem'

Other names

Purple loosestrife 'Rosy Gem'

Genus

Lythrum Lythrum

Variety or Cultivar

'Rosy Gem' _ 'Rosy Gem' is a tall, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with erect, branched stems bearing linear to lance-shaped, mid- to dark green leaves and slender, spike-like racemes of bright rose-pink flowers from early summer into early autumn

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright


Colour

Flower

Rose-pink in Summer; Rose-pink 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

Basal cuttings, Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Lythrum virgatum 'Rosy Gem' (Purple loosestrife 'Rosy Gem') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.6m 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

Chalky, 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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