Hgt 50-60cm Flowers May to July
Origin Shropshire Redish purple flowers. Requires a moist situation, ideal for use in the margins of a wildlife pond, bog garden. Natural habitat Marshes, ditches, wetland areas, wet heaths, moors and bogland. Herbal properties a tea substitute can be made from the dried leaves, a dye is processed from the flowers and tannin from the rots. Sow seed Autumn and early spring in a cold frame, grow on in pots under glass for first winter. Plant out late spring early summer into moist soil, bog garden, pond margins.