Lychnis coronaria 'Blood Red'
- Flowers freely with bright magenta-red flowers
- Felty foliage is reminiscent of Lamb's Ears
- Multiplies easily, even in hot, dry sites
This is a stunning variety with vivid, rose-red flowers that standout against the silvery foliage. It will continue to bloom throughout the season and attracts both hummingbirds and butterflies. The fuzzy foliage is fun to touch, so it is a good choice near a path or border edge. This is a biennial or short-lived perennial, so allow a few flowers to go to seed at the end of the season, and you will see them again year after year...possibly in other spots nearby!
Uses: Borders, Containers, Cottage Gardens, Edging, Flower Beds, Landscapes, Mass Planting, Naturalizing, Rock Gardens, Slopes Xeriscaping
Nature Attraction: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance: Deer, Rabbits
Notable Features: Cut Flower, Drought Tolerant, Evergreen
Growth Habit: Mounding
Homeowner Growing Tips: Grow Lychnis in full sun or partial shade, in well-drained, moderately fertile soil. Keep evenly moist in full sun. Best in raised beds, or planted on a mound for good drainage. Deadhead throughout the season to prolong flowering; the fuzzy foliage makes an attractive ground cover after the last spent flowers are removed. Leave a few to go to seed, if desired. Apply mulch for the winter; soil must drain well during the wintertime. Divide every two years in spring, or transplant stray seedlings at that time.