Lythrum - Lythrum virgatum
COMMON NAME - Loosestrife
FAMILY NAME - Lythraceae
PLANT TYPE - Herbaceous perennial
BLOOM PERIOD - July through August
BLOOM COLOR - Pink
HEIGHT & WIDTH - 3'
EXPOSURE - Sun, part shade
WATER ZONE- Moderate
NATIVE HABITAT - Lythrum virgatum is from Europe & Asia
NOTES - Upright plant with branching stems and slightly hairy, lance-shaped, willow-like leaves. Terminal spikes carry whorls of flowers. Plants are tolerant of heat and humidity. Moist, well-drained soil in full sun is preferred. Used for cut flowers. Hardy to Zone 3.