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Lychnis

Lychnis spp.

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

90cm

Max

30cm

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Lychnis Overview

Lychnis was a genus of around 14 accepted species of biennial or perennial herbaceous flowering plants in the Caryophyllaceae family. They have been reclassified and are now included in the genus Silene. Originating from Europe, Asia and North Africa. They have tubular-shaped flowers often with lobed petals. This genus used to include the common wildflower Ragged Robin and a number of species grown as garden ornamentals.

Common problems with Lychnis

How to propagate Lychnis

Division

You can propagate by division or from seed in autumn or early spring.

Seed