Lythrum salicaria Robert (Purple Loosestrife)
- Usually Flowers : June, July, August, September
Vigorous, compact clumps, with robust, upright stems. Dense terminal spikes of starry, clear pink flowers. June to September. Ht.100cm.(3.5ft.). Grow in sun and moist soil. Good for moist borders, watersides and wildlife gardens.
Lythrum virgatum Dropmore Purple (Purple Loosestrife)
- Usually Flowers : July, August
Clumps of lance-shaped leaves. Tall, slender spikes of intense, purple-red flowers. July to August. Ht.90cm.(3ft.). Grow in sun or part shade and moist, fertile soil. Good for moist borders, watersides and damp woodland areas.
Lythrum virgatum The Rocket
- Usually Flowers : July, August, September
Moisture loving perennial. Upright spikes of deep rose pink flowers. June to September. Ht.75cm.(2.5ft.). Deadhead to prevent seeding. Grow in sun or part shade and moist soil. Good for damp borders, cottage gardens, watersides and boggy areas. Attractive to bees and butterflies.
Piptanthus nepalensis (Evergreen Laburnum)
- Usually Flowers : May, June
Semi-evergreen or deciduous, open, upright and tender shrub with leaves of three dark blue-green leaflets. Upright, terminal racemes of pea-like, vanilla-scented, bright yellow flowers emerge from hairy buds May and June. Ht.2.5mt.(8ft.). Pendant green seed pods form after flowers August to September. Best grown in full sun and well-drained soil. Grow against a warm wall and protect from cold winds.