Decodon verticillatus (is a fully hardy perennial deciduous shrub/subshrub with red flowers in mid Summer. It requires high levels of water. This plant requires a minimum of 145 frost free days to grow successfully. It has no drought tolerance. )
Decodon verticillatus grows in soils ranging from a pH of 5.2 (very acidic ranges from 5.2 to 5.5) to 7.2 (neutral ranges from 6.6 to 7.5). It is adapted to clay, silt, sand, loam, silty clay, sandy clay, clay loam, silt loam, sandy loam, loamy sand, silty clay loam and sandy clay loam soils, and prefers medium fertility.
This is a erect plant and has a colonising growth form, and has an ultimate height of 2.4m / 7.9ft. The vegetative spread rate is fast.
The leaves are green in Summer.
Very resistant to fire.
Fruit and seed
There is a high fruit/seed abundance beginning in Summer and ending in Autumn.
Propagation techniques include bare root, container, cuttings and seed.-23°C / -9.4F to 2.4m / 7.9ft
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|Specific epithet ?||verticillatus|
|Swamp loosestrife (United States)|
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