PLEASE NOTE: Since plants are often sourced from the garden to order, sizes do vary a little, depending on how they come out of the ground, but I always endeavour to give a little more rather than less! They are sometimes shipped bare-rooted, but will approximate the size specified (e.g. a 9cm pot).
|Lysimachia atropurpurea 'Beaujolais'|
|Burgundy Gooseneck Loosestrife|
|This short-lived perennial is more usually grown as a biennial, and can be permitted to gently self-seed. The flower spikes are similar in shape to the more widely-known Lysimachia clethroides, but instead of white, the blooms are a rich burgundy colour, contrasting well with small, slightly crinkly, grey-green leaves. Attractive to butterflies and other pollinating insects, it is also a lovely cut flower.|
|Sowing and/or growing instructions|
|Sow under glass in spring or autumn on the surface of moist, but not waterlogged, compost at about 15C/60F. Germination can be erratic but usually takes 30-90 days. Transplant seedlings into individual pots and grown on, planting out in moist, well drained soil in sun or part-shade after all danger of frost has passed. It is best to keep autumn-grown plants somewhere frost-free.|