This rarely-seen distant primrose relative is one of the most delicate within this genus. Thin stems hold narrow pointed leaves beneath delicate sprays of yellow star-flowers. If allowed to slowly run it makes a perfect plant for a cottage garden, when it will flower over an extended period in midsummer!
For best results, sow immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. We sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination, as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, often waiting for natural spring germination, hence giving them a full season of growth.
Common name:Garden Loosestrife