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Lychnis × arkwrightii ‘Orange Gnome’
Lychnis × arkwrightii ‘Orange Gnome’
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Lychnis × arkwrightii ‘Orange Gnome’

Dwarf Campion

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.335.190

This compact-growing Campion is a useful edging variety for the early summer border. It forms a low, bushy mound of bronzy-purple leaves, topped with clusters of scarlet-orange flowers in summer. This colour combination really stands out in the border or in containers. Short enough to include in the sunny rock garden. Deadhead regularly to encourage more buds to form. Requires good drainage in winter. Flowers are attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds.

Further details for
Lychnis × arkwrightii ‘Orange Gnome’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
Foliage Color
  Purple Black
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
   30-40 cm
   12-16 inches
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.