Lychnis

Lychnis coronaria in June

Lychnis coronaria in June


Lychnis flos-cuculi 'Nana' in June

Lychnis flos-cuculi ‘Nana’ in June


Lychnis viscaria in May

Lychnis viscaria in May


Lychnis viscaria ssp atropurpurea in June

Lychnis viscaria ssp atropurpurea in June


Lychnis viscaria ssp. atropurpurea in May

Lychnis viscaria ssp. atropurpurea in May


Lychnis x haageana 'Lumina Salmmon Shades' in July

Lychnis x haageana ‘Lumina Salmmon Shades’ in July

(Revised 12 Feb 2014)
Most of my Lychnises are from seeds sown to use as fillers. Some of them have interesting ornamental characteristics that I want to keep them around in my garden. They are easy going plants in full sun here. The only problem is some tend to be short lived, and need to re-seed every few years. Some of the Lychnises are interesting delicate rockery plants.

Lychnis coronaria

The flower colour is a little too bright and hard to mix with others, but the silvery foliage is what I want. It self-sows quite a bit, bordering on weedy.

Lychnis flos-cuculi ‘Nana’

This delicate rockery Lychnis is a treasure.

Lychnis viscaria

Its grass like foliage and tall spike of pink flower make it useful as an interesting filler among conifers etc.

Lychnis viscaria ssp. atropurpurea

This has much darker flower colour than Lychnis viscaria. It is not pink and looks more ornamental to me.

Lychnis x haageana ‘Lumina Salmmon Shades’

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