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Lychnis x arkwrightii - 'Vesurius' (Arkwright's Catchfly)

Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Ground-Hugging Rounded Clump
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Orange Flowers (Summer), Purple Foliage
Care Regular Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Lychnis x arkwrightii - Cultivation Notes

Plant this perennial in any fertile yet well drained soil. It will tolerate occasional water logging but avoid heavy wet soils such as clay. Prefers full sun but will tolerate light shade. Cut back in autumn and mulch occasionally.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Lychnis x arkwrightii:

  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Tolerates permanently wet soil

Weaknesses of Lychnis x arkwrightii

  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations
  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils

Design & Plant Use for Lychnis x arkwrightii:

  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
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