Brilliant, very large, orange-scarlet flowers are produced in abundance beginning in early summer. The attractive, fleshy foliage has a purplish-bronze cast over the naturally dark green leaves. This is possibly the most attractive of the easier campions you can grow and is very hardy as long as it has sufficient winter drainage.
Seeds can be sown at any time but are best sown in winter or early spring to benefit from a cold spell in the wet compost to break their dormancy. We advise covering seeds very thinly with sand or fine grit to about the depth of the seed size. If the seeds do not come up within 6 to 12 weeks the damp seed tray can be given cold treatment in a fridge for about four weeks. They may still take very many months to appear, so please never discard the pot or tray.
Common name:Arkwright's Catchfly, Maltese Cross, Arkwright's Campion