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ORNAMENTAL PLANTS OF HORTICULTURE VALUE

Selection of perennials

Lychnis L.
Lychnis, catchfly
Caryophyllaceae

About 35 species in the temperate and arctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere. In the FSU 8 species, of which one (L. chalcedonica L.) is a well-known garden plant, others can also be used.

L. chalcedonica L. Maltese cross, Jerusalem cross.

European part of the FSU (central and western regions), Siberia (southern and western regions), Central Asia (Kazakstan, Tien Shan) and Mongolia. Moist forest meadows, shrubs, ravines, edges.

Shortly rhizomatous plant, 35-75 cm. Stem leaves ovate-lanceolate or ovate, 2-10 cm x 1-5 cm. Inflorescence umbelliform-capitate, flowers flame red, numerous, large, 1-3 cm diam. V - early spring to late autumn, in St. Petersburg April-October. Fl - June-July. Fr - August. P - by seed, flowering the year after sowing. Recommended for planting in sunny places on well-drained soil. In cultivation since the XVI century. Z 4.

L. fulgens Fisch. ex Curt.

Lychnis fulgens
Siberia (Dahuria), Far East (southern regions), northwestern China, eastern Mongolia, Korea and Japan. In meadows and among shrub thicket.

Shortly-rhizomatous plant. Flowering stem 35-70 cm, leafy. Leaves sessile, ovate or ovate-lanceolate, 5-8 cm x 2-5 cm. Flowers in umbelliform-capitate heads, bright red, large, up to 2.5 cm diam. V - early spring to mid autumn, in St. Petersburg April to September. Fl - June-July. Fr - August. P - very easily by seed. Flowers the year after sowing. Prefers sunny places, tolerates partial shade. Z 5 (4).

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