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Lychnis 'Molten Lava' (Campion 'Molten Lava')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Lychnis 'Molten Lava'

Other names

Campion 'Molten Lava'

Genus

Lychnis Lychnis

Variety or Cultivar

'Molten Lava' _ 'Molten Lava' is a clump-forming, short-lived perennial, often grown as an annual, with lance-shaped, bronze-green leaves and upright stems bearing loose clusters of bright red flowers in summer.


Lychnis 'Molten Lava' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright

Flower

Bright-red in Summer

Foliage

Bronze-green in Spring; Bronze-green in Summer; Bronze-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs Slugs

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Lychnis 'Molten Lava' (Campion 'Molten Lava') will reach a height of 0.3m 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 moderately fertile, well-drained 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

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Lychnis 'Molten Lava'

Other names

Campion 'Molten Lava'

Genus

Lychnis Lychnis

Variety or Cultivar

'Molten Lava' _ 'Molten Lava' is a clump-forming, short-lived perennial, often grown as an annual, with lance-shaped, bronze-green leaves and upright stems bearing loose clusters of bright red flowers in summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright


Colour

Flower

Bright-red in Summer

Foliage

Bronze-green in Spring; Bronze-green in Summer; Bronze-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Lychnis 'Molten Lava' (Campion 'Molten Lava') will reach a height of 0.3m 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 moderately fertile, well-drained 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

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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