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

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Lychnis x arkwrightii 'Vesuvius'

Other names

Campion 'Vesuvius'

Genus

Lychnis Lychnis

Variety or Cultivar

'Vesuvius' _ 'Vesuvius' is a clump-forming, short-lived perennial with ovate to lance-shaped, hairy, brown-flushed, dark green leaves and, in summer, terminal clusters of star-shaped, bright orange-red flowers with notched petals.


Lychnis x arkwrightii 'Vesuvius' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright

Flower

Orange-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

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

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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Botanical name

Lychnis x arkwrightii 'Vesuvius'

Other names

Campion 'Vesuvius'

Genus

Lychnis Lychnis

Variety or Cultivar

'Vesuvius' _ 'Vesuvius' is a clump-forming, short-lived perennial with ovate to lance-shaped, hairy, brown-flushed, dark green leaves and, in summer, terminal clusters of star-shaped, bright orange-red flowers with notched petals.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright


Colour

Flower

Orange-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

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

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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