Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Lythrum virgatum, Firecandle, Purple Loosestrife

Common Name: Purple Loosestrife

Family: Lythraceae

Genus: Lythrum

Species: virgatum

Cultivar or Variety: Firecandle

Characteristics of Plant
Double purple flowers are borne on this clump forming plant. The flowers bloom from summer to fall. While drought and heat tolerant, it does prefer a bit of moisture, but not over watering.

Plant is said to be sterile; not producing seed. Plant can be started from cuttings and divisions.

Attractive to bees and butterflies while being deer resistant.

Life Cycle
Perennial

Zone Hardiness up to
Zone 3
Zone 4
Zone 5
Zone 6
Zone 7
Zone 8
Zone 9

Endangered Species
No

Heirloom
No

Sun Exposure
Full Sun

Plant Height
2 - 4 feet

Plant Form
Upright
Branching

Blooms
Yes

Flower Color
Purple

Nutritional Needs
Moist

Fertile
No

Reproduces By
Stem Fragments

Cutting Flower
Yes

Attractive to Wildlife
Butterflies

Image
(Image by starlight1153)
"Lythrum virgatum 'Firecandle'"
[ Comment ]

You must first create a username and login before you can post a comment about this entry..

« Return to the Plants from A to Z front page

Ella's Garden

Ella's Garden isn't just about gardening. We're a diverse community of individuals, coming together to enrich the personal, business, hobbies, lifestyles, and horizons of all community members. You'll find forums for shopping & selling too!

» Home
» Forums
» Articles
» Database

Cubit owner: starlight1153

Admin team:

» Contact the admins

Plant of the Week



Want to learn more? Click on the picture.





















(Please remember to be polite and avoid heated conversations about controversial subjects.)