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Lychnis viscaria

Lychnis viscaria
Synonym(s) Silene viscaria
Common name catchfly
Family caryophyllaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers pink (spring)
Size 6"
Light sun
Cultural notes well-drained soil
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

We've grown this off and on in our rock garden - it's not been a long-lived plant for us, so we start some new from seed once in a while - it's worth it, for the cheerful tufts of pink flowers in spring! They tuck away nicely in nooks and crannies.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '99 garden. Sixpack 70F (many G, starting 6d)
  2. Seed from '01 garden. Sixpack surface-sowed 70F (many G, starting 8d)
  3. Same seed as above. Baggy 65F (80%G, 3-6d)

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