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botanical name:
Lychnis x arkwrightii 'Vesuvius'
Lychnis x arkwrightii 'Vesuvius' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Arkwright's Campion
family:  Caryophyllaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.45m
width: 0.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: purple & green
flower colour: orange
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
description:
Short-lived perennial or biennial with dark chocolatey purple-bronze green leaves and bright red-orange flowers on sturdy upright stems in summer.

cultivation:
Moist, well drained, fertile soil in full sun or partial shade. Dead-head to prolong flowering.

propagation:
From seed or by division. Will often self seed freely.

other notes:
Probably a hybrid of Lychnis chalcedonica x Lychnis x haageana.
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