Lychnis flos-jovis
Lychnis flos-jovis
Lychnis flos-jovis
Lychnis flos-jovis
Lychnis flos-jovis
Lychnis flos-jovis

Lychnis flos-jovis

Flower of Jove

Caryophyllaceae

Height

20 cm​

Flower colour

pink

Flowering time

July - August

Foliage colour

green, gray-hairy

Sunlight

sun

Soil

well drained, gritty, moderately fertile

pH

acid - neutral - alkaline

Hardiness

sensitive to winter wet

Plant range

Alps

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.

Propagation:


Division in spring.


Seed - sown January - March.

Seed just covered and stored at 20°C (68°F) until germination.

Needs a sunny spot and well drained soil. Sensitive to winter wet.

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