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Available to buy today

  • Buy in a 1 litre basket (11cm/4" high)
  • British Native Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)
  • Purple flowers in whorls on woody stems
  • Height 90 - 120cm (36" - 48") Flowers June - September
  • Plant in wet mud in a stream edge/bog garden or with up to 10cm (4") of water over the top of the basket in a sunny or partially shaded pond. Suitable for shelf 0 or shelf 1

In May and again in July cut down some of the tallest leader shoots of Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) to half way. These will reshoot from there giving a shorter, thicker plant and more flowers. Cut down the woody stems in Autumn to a height of 6" to allow new shoots to form next year on the remaining old stem. It can set seed around the parent plant. Lythrum salicaria is good for colonizing areas to encourage wildlife and will give plenty of habitat opportunities. It is beloved by bees, hoverflies and butterflies as pollinators when in flower.

Click here: To see this plant as it looks in the pond in Autumn.

Read about the care of your pond plants on our Tips and Advice pages.

<p>British Native plants</p> <p>Plants for Pollinators</p> <p>Sunny position</p> <p>Partially shaded position</p> <p>Suitable for moist soil (damp but drained)</p> <p>Suitable for shelf depth13-15cm (5-6”) or waterlogged mud</p><p>Suitable for shelf depth 14-22cm (approx 6-9”) </p>

Important delivery information

Plant orders are dispatched to UK destinations only and leave the Nursery on a Monday - Thursday inclusive to avoid the weekend. Your order will be picked in the Nursery and the ready potted plant in its basket or bareroot oxygenator (as specified in the description) will be wrapped that day in damp newspaper and a plastic bag to keep it fresh during transit. Plants will normally be dispatched within a week of our receipt of your order.

All items are then boxed for collection by the courier APC Parcelrite or UKMail that afternoon for expected delivery within 24 hours after despatch (Highlands and Islands excepted)

Please unwrap all plants from their packaging as soon as possible and place in the situations specified on the plant ticket.

Order ValueDelivery Cost
£1.00 - £29.99 £6.00
£30.00 - £99.99 £12.00
£100.00 - £199.99 £24.00
£200+ £36.00

An additional surcharge will be added 
at checkout if your delivery address
is North of Perth (+£10) or an Island 
(+£10 = PO & TR)
(+£25 = Scottish Islands, IM & BT) or 
(+£50 = JE & GY).

Reviews from other Waterside customers

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christine kenworthy

April 2018

excellent service,including email advice on timings of availability.Plants in good condition and well packaged.

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Maureen Ellis

September 2018

Delivered quickly. Well packed and fresh.Would recommend and would order from them again.

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