Arkwright's Campion
Lychnis x arkwrightii 'Vesuvius'

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

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Dark/Black

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

Anchorage, Alaska

Juneau, Alaska

Seward, Alaska

Norridgewock, Maine

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Bowling Green, Ohio

Portland, Oregon

West Linn, Oregon

North Augusta, South Carolina

Salt Lake City, Utah

Kalama, Washington

Thiensville, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Aug 23, 2004, Aussie58 from Fairbanks, AK wrote:

This plant is MUCH hardier than the zone given. At present I live in zone 2 (interior Alaska) It gets down to -60 (or lower here). This Lychnis has been growing quite successfully here for at least 10 years. I will admit, that the snow cover helps a great deal, but it even survived a Cold, virtually snowless winter, a few years ago. It even self-seeds, so that I have been able to expand my collection of plants.