Dense tufts of woolly gray leaves give rise to 24–36″ flower stems covered in vibrant, 1″ magenta blooms. This intense shade complements the silvery gray foliage perfectly and does marvelous things for purple-leaved companions, from annuals to shrubs.
A member of the Pink family that's closely related to Silene, this genus comprises some 20 species of annual and perennial herbs found in diverse habitats throughout the North Temperate Zone. Grow in full sun and well-drained soil.
HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
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Latin Name Pronunciation: lik'-nis
A member of the Pink family that's closely related to Silene, this genus comprises some 20 species of annual and perennial herbs found in diverse habitats throughout the North Temperate Zone. Prompt deadheading prolongs life, but let some stems set seed for future generations.
Light: Grow in full sun (or partial shade in the South).
Soil: Performs well in average, well-drained garden soil.
Watering and fertilizing: S. dioica prefers moist, well-drained soil. Other species require less water or are drought tolerant once established. Side-dress with compost or aged manure each year in the spring.
Pests/Diseases: Rarely problems.
Companions: A traditional favorite among Roses or in cottage gardens, Lychnis also combines well with Nepeta, Perovskia, Salvia, or Heuchera.