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Lychnis viscaria Passion™
Lychnis viscaria Passion™
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Lychnis viscaria Passion™

German Catchfly

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.335.250

(='Splendens Plena') This selection is a double selection of German Catchfly, which is an old-fashioned and sturdy cottage garden perennial. Plants form a low tuft of grassy-looking leaves, bearing upright stems of fluffy double magenta-pink flowers in early summer. Excellent for cutting. Deadhead faded blooms to encourage prolonged flowering. Attractive to butterflies. Foliage usually remains evergreen in mild winter regions. Fairly drought tolerant once established. Clumps may be easily divided in early spring. A Heritage Perennials® Top 10 Perennial for 2006.

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Lychnis viscaria Passion™

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
   30-40 cm
   12-16 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate