Sowing Guide

How to Sow Purple Pond Loosestrife

How to Sow Purple Pond Plant Loosestrife Seeds

Found around river margins, ponds, lakes and most bodies of water. This stunning rose purple flowering plant, is the ideal border to any garden pond. A versatile variety of loosestrife, which will thrive perfectly well alongside most garden plants, in borders and bedding. The tall stems, can reach a maximum height of 150 cm. Featuring stunning branch like blooms of flowers, throughout summer. Perfect for attracting pollinators such as butterflies and bees. Typically a perennial wildflower, found on most European continents. This is an easy to grow plant which will thrive in almost any conditions.

How to Grow Purple Loosestrife from Seeds

  • When growing loosestrife from seeds, start in moist soil, preferably next to water. Moist compost will work perfect too. Best germination will occur in damp, well watered conditions.
  • Sow using a pond shelf, or in seed trays or pots. Plant seeds approximately 1/2″ deep, in a very damp growing medium. Placing in an area which receives lots of sunlight. Ideal temperatures for germination are between 15-20 degrees.
  • Keep well watered and seedlings should emerge after around 2 weeks. Allow plenty of time for germination, protecting seedlings from pests such as slugs and snails.
  • Potted seedlings can be transplanted once they reach around 7cm tall. At this point, the plants are safe to handle. If growing on in water, wait until plants have reached a height of 30cm before submerging.

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