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Purple Loosestrife

Discussion in 'Water Gardening' started by luciusmaximus, May 13, 2018.

  1. luciusmaximus

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    Could this be planted directly into a pond? I have two plants, but not enough space in the bog garden for both.
     
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    @luciusmaximus you certainly can, plant about 5” deep, I wouldn’t plant deeper than that though it’s usually found in ponds, beside rivers, marshes and wet meadows. It grows well in the sun or semi-shade I have found as have 2 clumps for the Bees .. One of my favourites.. :SUNsmile::thumbsup:
     
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      :ThankYou:. Do you mean 5" water from top of the pot or from the bottom?
       
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      Plant in a depth of 5inches so the top of the pot will ideally be on the surface.. Not sure they would survive if totally immersed..
       
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      I've stuck Purple Loosestrife fully immersed in my pond and it grew fine, no problem.
      On the other hand, Meadowsweet dies away if it's fully immersed.
      Lobelia Queen Victoria will grow fully immersed as well.
       
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        I love purple Loosestrife in the pond, it looks great and flowers for a long time. Mine is actually in pots behind the pond, I just have to keep them well watered. The pots sit in saucers.
         
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          I put the loosestrife in the pond on a shallow shelf and it looks to be doing ok so far.
           
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