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botanical name:
Lythrum virgatum 'The Rocket'
Lythrum virgatum 'The Rocket' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Loosestrife
family:  Lythraceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.90m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, wet/waterlogged soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -39°C
USDA zone: 3 to 8
description:
Clump forming with erect, branched stems and linear to lance-shaped leaves. Tall slender spikes of deep rose-pink flowers opening from purplish buds in summer.

cultivation:
Moist or wet soil in sun or part shade.
Deadhead to prolong flowering.

propagation:
By division.

usage:
Can be used as a bog plant.

other notes:
Considered as invasive in some areas.
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