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Lychnis x arkwrightii 'Vesuvius' (Campion 'Vesuvius')

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Time to maturity
1-2 years
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Botanical name: Lychnis x arkwrightii 'Vesuvius'

Other names: Campion 'Vesuvius'

Genus: Lychnis

Variety or Cultivar: 'Vesuvius' _ 'Vesuvius' is a mid-sized, short-lived perennial with bronze-maroon foliage. In summer, it bears many bright orange-scarlet flowers on tall stems.

Lychnis x arkwrightii 'Vesuvius' is: Deciduous

Flower: Bright-red in Summer

Foliage: Bronze in Summer

Habit: Clump-forming, Upright

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Specific pests: Slugs

Diseases: Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods: Division, Seed. REGISTER to

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Lychnis x arkwrightii 'Vesuvius' (Campion 'Vesuvius') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.3m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance

Cultivation: Plant in any free-draining soil in a sunny position.

Soil type: Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

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