Lychnis flos-cuculi 'Nana'
30 - 40 cm
June - July
sun - part shade
well drained, moist moderately fertile
acid - neutral - alkaline
grows well if soil is well drained
the species is native to Europe including Iceland
Lychnis is a small genus in the Caryophyllaceae family, native to Eurasia and N-Africa. It is closely related to the genus Silene, one of the differentiating characteristics being that species in the Lychnis genus have sticky flower stalks. The flowers are fairly large and often in bright shades of red or pink.
Division in spring.
Seed - sown January - March.
Seed just covered and stored at 20°C (68°F) until germination. Germination can be slow.
Grows on steep, sunny slopes in S-Iceland. Can be short lived.