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Can be found wide in wet habitats throughout Uk, vital source of nectar for long-tongued insects, such as Elephant Hawk-moths, Brimstone butterflies and  Red-tailed Bumblebees.

Type: Hardy Perennial

Height: 1.5m 

Spread: 30cm

Soil type: Wet areas eg. pond side, reed bed, marsh land, but will thrive in most soils. 

Aspect: Full sun / light shde 

Flower colour: Pink/Purple 

Flowering time: June-August

Lythrum salicaria Purple Loosestrife

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