Lychnis

Lychnis

Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Prefers moist soil, but will tolerate poor soils with some dryness. A short-lived perennial that may be best grown as a biennial or annual. Freely self-seeds. Deadheading flowers from plant immediately after bloom will prevent any unwanted self-seeding. Leaves and flowers provide excellent color and contrast to perennial borders, wild gardens, cottage gardens or meadows. May be used as an accent or specimen plant. If flower stems are cut back after bloom, the remaining silver-gray, basal foliage can serve as an interesting ground cover (in somewhat the same manner as stachys) for the remainder of the growing season. Companion plants include salvia, asters and heuchera.

Specifications

  • Common Name: Rose Companion
  • Zone: 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9
  • Bloom: Late Spring | Early Summer | Summer
  • Growth: Over 48 Inches
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Water: Frequently