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spacer Lychnis coronaria 'Gardener's World' (Blych)

Common name: Catchfly


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Size



Height 24"/61cm

Spread 10"-12"/25-30cm
Habit Upright

Growing



Light Full Sun

USDA Hardiness Zones 3,4,5,6,7,8

Appearance



Blooming time Summer

Flower color Red
Foliage color Silver

Description


From late June into August, the upright plants bear clusters of deep, rich red flowers. Fully double, the 1.5 inch (4 cm) blooms resemble miniature carnations, contrasting beautifully with silvery, wooly foliage on erect stems. Flowers appear for about six weeks.
Formerly Coronaria tomentosa, the straight species has high-wattage magenta flowers and an unfortunate tendency to self-sow in the garden. 'Gardener's World' represents tremendous improvements on both scores: The flower is larger, with a far more refined and attractive color, and it is sterile. It will bloom where it's planted - period. Comes to Blooms of Bressingham from the garden of Christine Stott at Buckinghamshire, England. Its name is that of the popular magazine and BBC TV program.


Uses: Mixed border, Container
Attributes: Cut flower, Long blooming, Deer Resistant

Garden Care


Like other silvery, wooly plants, performs best if foliage is not kept wet. Good drainage is essential to successful overwintering. Some support may be required.