PLEASE NOTE: Since plants are often sourced from the garden to order, sizes do vary a little, depending on how they come out of the ground, but I always endeavour to give a little more rather than less! They are sometimes shipped bare-rooted, but will approximate the size specified (e.g. a 9cm pot).
|Lychnis syn. Silene chalcedonica|
|Maltese Cross, Scarlet Lightning, Catchfly|
|New - highly recommended!|
|A lovely addition at the back of the hot bed, this tall, robust, long-lived perennial is a traditional cottage garden plant that has been grown and enjoyed for many generations. Rich red clusters of flowers on tall stems. There is a tendency for the plants to lose their lower leaves as the season progresses, so best to place where other plants provide a foil.
NOTE: Externally sourced seeds.
|Sowing and/or growing instructions|
|Can be sown at any time of year (although they may wait until spring to germinate), either direct or in an unheated greenhouse or cold frame. Cut plants back by a third after flowering.|