Lychnis coronaria 'Alba'

Lychnis

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

White

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Tender

Skill level

Experienced

photo by Neil Holmes, copyright GAP Photos (19015)

Plant details

A superb plant which brightens up midsummer borders with its mass of small, open, bright white flowers on top of thin, angular stems. Buy as many plants as you can to create drifts, possibly mixing the white 'Alba' with the startling, bright red L. coronaria. Both are short-lived, but they reproduce themselves by seed, so you may find that the original drift gradually moves position over the years. If it becomes too invasive, nip off the old flowers before they have time to drop seed. Avoid heavy clay.

Family: Caryophyllaceae

Genus: Lychnis

Species: coronaria

Cultivar: Alba

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Silver

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 75cm

Spread: 45cm

Time to divide plants: March to March


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