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Lychnis x arkwrightii 'Vesuvius'

Lychnis x arkwrightii 'Vesuvius'
Arkwright's campion
First-year flower
Lychnis x arkwrightii 'Vesuvius'

Common name Arkwright's campion
Family caryophyllaceae
Life cycle perennial/biennial (Z3-10)
Flowers orange-red (summer)
Size 24"
Light sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil
From seed germinate at room temperature
Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripensmid-September

Hybrids between maltese cross (L. chalcedonica) and other variety. My seed-grown plants may turn out different from the true cultivar. Pinching the plants in spring may induce branching and give bushier plants. In their first year, most of the seedlings sported a single flower. The following year, there were more flowers, but the plants remained fairly small, lower than the 24" height stated above.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '04 trade. Baggy 70F (100%G, 4d)
  2. Seed from '06 garden. Baggy 70F (100%G, 4-7d)
  3. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (100%G, 4-7d)

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