Abundant, upright, narrowly branched stems of brilliant, cerise pink flowers. From late spring to autumn (around May to March/April for us) they float above on narrow stems. The combination of silver and magenta is awesome.
Lychnis ‘Hill Grounds’ is ideal in garden beds, rock gardens, coastal, massed plantings or cutting gardens.
Lychnis ‘Hill Grounds’ is a cross of L. coronaria (Rose Campion) and L. flos-Jovis (Ragged Robin) and was discovered in Northamptonshire in the UK in the gardens of Hill Grounds.
The soft, silver green leaves grow low to the ground and along the stems, playing the perfect supporting role to the glowing blooms. The colour is great for contrast in the garden.
Plant in moderately fertile to humus rich, well drained soil, they aren’t too fussy as long as they have adequate drainage. Choose a full sun to part shade position, water in, then you only need worry if rainfall is low, they are quite dry tolerant. Rabbits and deer aren’t interested in them, but keep an eye out for slugs and snails. Remove spent flowers to encourage more.
Lychnis is derived from the Greek ‘lychnos’ for lamp, the fuzzy stems were once used as lamp wicks.
Supplied as: Pots
Size: 10 cm
Late spring to Autumn
Cool to Mediterranean
Full Sun to Semi Shade