Lychnis Fulgens


Lychnis Fulgens

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Lychinis fulgens, also known as scarlet lychnis or Himalayan catchfly, is an enchanting herbaceous perennial that commands attention with its vivid and intense scarlet-red blooms. Lance-shaped leaves, arranged in opposing pairs along the stems, grace the plant. These leaves, adorned in a rich green hue, contribute to the overall lush appearance. The true spectacle of Lychnis fulgens lies in its captivating scarlet-red flowers. These blooms, with their tubular or bell-shaped structure, are clustered elegantly at the pinnacle of tall, upright stems Embracing a lengthy blooming period from late spring to early summer, the plant ensures a prolonged display of its dazzling scarlet hues. Reaching heights of 2 to 3 feet (60 to 90 cm), Lychnis fulgens stands proudly, adding vertical interest to your garden. It flourishes in well-drained soil and basking in full sun to partial shade, this species adapts to diverse soil types. It finds its place in perennial borders, cottage gardens, and mixed flower beds. The scarlet blooms act as a beacon for pollinators, drawing in bees and butterflies and contributing to the vibrant life within the garden. Hailing from the Himalayan region, particularly Nepal and northern India, this plant has traversed the globe, finding appreciation in gardens worldwide for its ornamental value, and also revered for its brilliant color, Lychnis fulgens takes a prime position in gardens, becoming a preferred choice for those seeking to infuse their outdoor spaces with visual vibrancy.

Sowing Advice

Sow immediately at any time onto preferably a soil-based compost, covering with fine grit to approximately their own depth. Germination MAY be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. but many seeds WILL NOT come up the year they are sown, needing winter chilling after sowing, and ONLY come up with natural spring germination.

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Key Facts

Common name:scarlet lychnis, Himalayan catchfly

Classification:Hardy perennial


Packet Content:200+ (Approx)

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