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Purple Loosestrife

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From: Ish V
Champaign, IL
Is purple loosestrife an invasive species in IL?

I am looking for a low maintenance flowering shrub, and came across Russian sage and a pink variety that looked striking which I think is the purple loosestrife. Any insight you can provide -- which one is more suited, etc will be useful. Thanks!

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From: Sandra Mason
State Master Gardener Coordinator
Champaign/Ford/Iroquois/Vermilion Unit
sorry for the late reply. Russian sage is fabulous and does not have the nasty exotic invasive habit of purple loosestrife. happy gardening. Sandy

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