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Lychnis hardy perennials

Lychnis hardy perennialsLychnis are hardy perennials which, though rather straggling, deserve to be cultivated on account of the brilliancy of their flowers. Lychnis Chalcedonica, commonly known as Ragged Robin, is perhaps the most showy variety; but Lychnis Viscaria Plena, or Catchfly, is a very beautiful plant.

They grow freely in light, rich, loamy soil, but need dividing frequently to prevent them dwindling away. The best season for this operation is early in spring. Beyond the care that is needed to prevent the double varieties reverting to a single state, they merely require the same treatment as other hardy perennials.

Lychnis flower in June and July. Their height is about two to three feet.