Lychnis viscaria
Lychnis viscaria
Lychnis viscaria

Lychnis viscaria

Sticky Catchfly

Caryophyllaceae

Height

20 - 30 cm

Flower colour

purple magenta

Flowering time

July

Foliage colour

green

Sunlight

sun

Soil

well drained, gritty

pH

acid - neutral

Hardiness

fairly hardy, can be short lived

Plant range

Eurasia

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 sharp drainage.

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