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Lysimachia atropurpurea 'Beaujolais' (Purple Loosestrife)

Purple Loosestrife 'Beaujolais', Lysimachia beaujolais


Lysimachia atropurpurea 'Beaujolais' (Purple Loosestrife) is a clump-forming, upright and sturdy perennial boasting attractive deep wine-red flower spikes on long slender stems from late spring to early fall. The foliage is ornamental with its waxy rosettes of silver-green, narrow, wavy-edged leaves, up to 4 in. long (10 cm). Short-lived, this striking purple loosestrife works well in borders, rain gardens, containers and makes excellent cut flowers.

  • Grows up to 16-20 in. tall (40-50 cm cm) and 14-16 in. wide (35-40 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun or part shade, in humus-rich, moist soils that do not dry out in summer.
  • Generally pest and disease free. Keep an eye out for snails and slugs.
  • Cut back after flowering. Propagate by division.

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Lysimachia - Loosestrife
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 15" – 16" (37cm – 40cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Poorly Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Wet Soil
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Ponds and Streams, Rain Gardens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Lysimachia - Loosestrife
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 15" – 16" (37cm – 40cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Poorly Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Wet Soil
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Ponds and Streams, Rain Gardens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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