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Hello,

I was wondering if anyone could identify the purple-flowered plant in these pictures. I would like to buy another one, but can't find the label from when I bought this one a year ago. 

Thanks in advance

Robert


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  • RoddersUKRoddersUK Swanwick - SouthamptonPosts: 345
    I have one of those, let me go look at the label. Though someone will prob beat me lol
  • RoddersUKRoddersUK Swanwick - SouthamptonPosts: 345
    Lythrum and mines a 'salicaria robin' and looks just like yours
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,349
    edited August 2021
    Lythrum - loosestrife  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • RoddersUKRoddersUK Swanwick - SouthamptonPosts: 345
    edited August 2021
    Ohhhh, maybe I'm wrong lol
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,349
    Sorry @RoddersUK - I put Lysimachia initially, because in my head I think of all of them as Lysimachia, then remembered it's only the yellow one  :D
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Thank you! I'll go out tomorrow on the lookout for Lythrums! I have to say I absolutely love it. 
  • It looks a nice size and they divide well, so in the autumn, when it dies down you can move some of it. Dividing will spur the original plant into growth as well.
  • Should say they also come easy from seed and if you start them early enough they often flower in the first year.
  • Thank you for that advice. I might try and find some seed and give it a go! 
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,349
    Save some from your plant  :)
    You can do that, and divide it as well. Try both and see what works best for you.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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