LYTHRUM SALICARIA 'THE BEACON'
Spires of rosy-purple flowers are produced for a very long and valuable midsummer period from July until September, when many plants are well over flowering. This lovely plant grows perfectly in ordinary soil, but in a wet spot, or even pond edge will excel.
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.