Purple Loosestrife by Kerry Goodwin
Designer: Kerry Goodwin
Limited Edition: 20
Purple Loosestrife has flowers that are both elegant and beautiful and the wetlands occupied by the plant can show a delicate and colourful grandeur all of their own. Enhancing the rampant beauty of purple loosestrife, designer Kerry Goodwin introduces the delicate Brimstone butterfly.
The brimstone is commonly found in wetlands due to the plants that are found there. In winter, the brimstone travels to woodland areas, but come the spring, when their host plants have developed, they return to wetlands such as RSPB Leighton Moss, to breed and lay eggs. Males have yellow iridescent wings, while females have greenish-white wings and are not iridescent. Kerry sought to include both butterflies on her tall, elegant vase, with one to be found on each side fluttering around the purple loosestrife.