LYCHNIS

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.

Further Reading....
  • Herbaceous
    Early 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.
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

Buy Varieties of LYCHNIS

LYCHNIS arkwrightii 'Vesuvius'

LYCHNIS arkwrightii 'Vesuvius'

Campion, Catchfly

clear orange-red flowers with dark purple leaves

 
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Available Early Spring 2023 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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LYCHNIS chalcedonica

LYCHNIS chalcedonica

Catchfly, Maltese cross

star-shaped, scarlet flowers on stiff stems

 
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LYCHNIS coronaria

LYCHNIS coronaria

Catchfly, Dusty miller, Rose campion

erect woody silvery-grey stems and purple-red or wine-red flowers

 
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
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LYCHNIS coronaria 'Alba'

LYCHNIS coronaria 'Alba'

Campion, Catchfly

silvery leaves and pure white flowers

 
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