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Lythrum virgatum 'The Rocket' (Purple loosestrife 'The Rocket')

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

Plant details

Botanical name

Lythrum virgatum 'The Rocket'

Other names

Purple loosestrife 'The Rocket'

Genus

Lythrum Lythrum

Variety or Cultivar

'The Rocket' _ 'The Rocket' is a vigorous, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with erect, branching stems bearing linear to lance-shaped, dark green leaves and slender, spike-like racemes of deep pink flowers from early summer to early autumn.


Lythrum virgatum 'The Rocket' is: Deciduous

Habit

Erect, Clump-forming

Flower

Dark-pink in Summer; Dark-pink in Autumn

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

Basal cuttings, Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Lythrum virgatum 'The Rocket' (Purple loosestrife 'The Rocket') will reach a height of 1m 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, preferably fertile, soil in full sun. Site carefully as may become invasive. Classified as an invasive species in many areas of North America.

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)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Lythrum virgatum 'The Rocket'

Other names

Purple loosestrife 'The Rocket'

Genus

Lythrum Lythrum

Variety or Cultivar

'The Rocket' _ 'The Rocket' is a vigorous, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with erect, branching stems bearing linear to lance-shaped, dark green leaves and slender, spike-like racemes of deep pink flowers from early summer to early autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Erect, Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

Dark-pink in Summer; Dark-pink in Autumn

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

Basal cuttings, Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Lythrum virgatum 'The Rocket' (Purple loosestrife 'The Rocket') will reach a height of 1m 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, preferably fertile, soil in full sun. Site carefully as may become invasive. Classified as an invasive species in many areas of North America.

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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