A potpourri (below) of campion/catchfly/silene/Lychnis
species information as a supplement to other articles.
A plant-based page rather than our usual topic-based page. It's
a pivot point, one list of links to ours and
others' articles that involve Lychnis species.
We're just introducing this set of perennial info pages. This
page is in process but Aster's
page is complete. We hope you'll take a look there and comment. Let
us know if the format was useful, share your suggestions, tell us
we shouldn't have this page at all... anything helps.
Right: Some say the deep rose magenta of scarlet campion
(Lychnis coronaria) blooms is too strong in color, too
difficult to combine with other colors. Certainly it's fine with
many rosy tones, as here mingling with the pink of bloody
cranesbill (Geranium sanguineum) flowers. When it comes to
other hues, the plant's gray foliage is the perfect mediator
between the flowers of this very willing, if short-lived perennial
and any others. However, white flowered 'Alba' and
white-with-pink-center 'Angel's Blush' exist for those too timid to
display the species' true color.
Matching the flowers of orange-red of Maltese cross (Lychnis
chalcedonica) or its hybrid L. x arkwrightii to other
garden plants is a bigger challenge, in our book. True yellows are
almost the only go-between.
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