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Decodon verticillatus

Swamp Loosestrife

  • »  Blooms July-August
  • »  Use as a water plant
  • »  Arching stems

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Arching, leafy stems, about 3-8’ long, are donned with clusters of showy, bell-shaped, deep-pink flowers which comprise this shrubby, perennial, wildflower. Fruits in early September into fall and is more like a rounded capsule. Foliage transitions to shades of red and oranges in autumn. Ideal for bog gardens, streamside, or along ponds.

Water's Edge / Bog Plant
Foliage Color
Dark Green
Maintenance and Care
Fast Growing
Flower Color
Full Shade
Soil Moisture
Wet Soil/Wetlands
Water Garden
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Decodon verticillatus

Easily grown in wet soils such as along marshes or bogs and mucky banks of ponds bodies of water; can tolerate standing water. Thrives in shaded areas. This plant can spread rapidly.