All plants are sold in at least 9cm pots, NOT tiny plug plants!

Lythrum virgatum 'Rosy Gem'


Plant Information

Aspect: Full Sun
Aspect: Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Moist But Well-Drained
Soil Type: Well-Drained
Colour: Pink

Striking rosy-pink spikes of flowers throughout the summer. Very easy to grow and very self-sufficient.

Loved by bees and butterflies. Works well in pond or stream margins as it enjoys moist soil but it really will grow anywhere, hence one of it's common names 'Bomb-site Plant'.

Height: 1m

The native Purple Loosestrife seeds itself freely on clear soil, but the hybrids such as Rosy Gem are much more civilised. 

Syn: Lythrum salicaria 'Rosy Gem'

Common name(s): Purple loosestrife, Bomb-Site Plant, Red Sally, Grass Polly

Myth and Legend:

Loosestrife is supposed to literally remove strife and ill feeling from those who come into contact with it. Therefore, if you have had an argument with a friend and wish to mend fences, send them some loosestrife. It will dispense peaceful vibrations and remove negativity so that your quarrel will soon be over. It is said to sooth savage beasts and so might be given to difficult horses or oxen which were to be used for drawing ploughs. In addition, it was supposedly good for deterring flies and gnats.


  • All our plants are hardy and perennial (come back year after year) unless otherwise specified in the description.
  • Every plant we sell is sold established in at least a 9cm pot, although many are in bigger pots. Unlike some nurseries, we do not sell plug plants because these require ongoing care when you receive them. Our plants can be planted in your garden as soon as you receive them, or they can be left in their pots for several weeks until you are ready to plant them.
  • As we grow everything ourselves and cannot just buy more stock when levels are low, there will be times when certain varieties are unavailable until the next batch has grown on.
  • We are not technically 'organic' but, as far as possible, we limit the use of pesticides and chemicals. We are fortunate enough to be situated in the countryside and we enjoy the environment and natural world that surrounds us, so we do what we reasonably can to protect it.
  • For a limited time we are offering free delivery for orders over £50.
If you have any questions about our plants, please feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to help.