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Arkwright's Campion
Lychnis x arkwrightii

Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lychnis (LIK-niss) (Info)
Species: x arkwrightii

Category:

Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Bronze-Green

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Chugiak, Alaska

Seward, Alaska

Yorkville, Illinois

Dracut, Massachusetts

Charlotte, North Carolina

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Jul 9, 2007, Joy from Kalama, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

I love this plant but in my garden at least, it seems to be a short lived perennial. Luckily it's easy to start new plants from seed.

Neutral

On Jun 10, 2005, PurplePansies from Deal, NJ (Zone 7a) wrote:

This plant is very easy to grow from seed.