Monday, June 20, 2011

Strife

There is nothing quite like tall, elegant border plants to attract the bees. I have had Purple Loosestrife in my garden for years but this year one plant has changed into a beautiful champagne pink … it began to toast the bees as soon as the flowers opened. I have neither heard of nor seen this colour variation before and wonder whether it could be a new variety that nature has suddenly presented me with.

There are a few types of Loosestrife, those that belong to the Loosestrife family and those that belong to the Primrose family. Loosestrife, the purple variety is known as Lythrum salicaria. If mine, is in fact a new variety then I shall name it Lythrum pollykloggers. Lythrum means loostrife and of course pollykloggers would indicate the new variety.

I think it is very pretty …

Champaigne pink - Loosestrife

Loosestrife - Lythrum pollykloggers - champagne pink

Loosestrife - Lythrum pollykloggers - champagne pink with bee

Champaigne pink - Loosestrife - with bee

New variety of Loosestrife - champagne pink

Loosestrife – champagne pink … (possibly a new variety and if it is then I shall name it: Lythrum pollykloggers)

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