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Commonly known as Campion, Catchfly
Genus of 15-20 species of biennials and perennials found in sites ranging from damp meadows and woodland to alpine habitats in northern temperate and arctic regions.
The native ragged robin, L. flos-cuculi is a pretty plant of marshes and woodland. It is a valuable wildlife plant attracting bees and butterflies.
Many ideas about the name's origin. Possibly from a simple garment from medieval times.
HerbaceousEarly in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.Biennials and perennials. Erect, branched stems with 5-petalled, tubular or star-shaped flowers.
Additional FeaturesPests & DiseasesSlugs.Place of originNorthern temperate and arctic regions.
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soil
WildlifeButterfly friendlyRabbit Resistant
- Dividing Herbaceous Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Spring Planting Osteospermums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing Summer Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing summer flowering Hemerocallis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Summer propagation - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Self-seeding aquilegia - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Supporting Plants - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading meconopsis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading Delphiniums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Feeding herbaceous peonies - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Overpotting Problems - Video Tip ondemand_video
Buy Varieties of LYCHNIS
clear orange-red flowers with dark purple leaves
star-shaped, scarlet flowers on stiff stems
erect woody silvery-grey stems and purple-red or wine-red flowers
silvery leaves and pure white flowers