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Lychnis x walkeri ‘Abbotswood Rose’ AGM

A Conservation Scheme Plant

Date Introduced
not known

Introduced by
not known

Reason for Inclusion
Named after Abbotswood House Garden near Stow-on-the-Wold, home of plantsman Mark Fenwick from 1901 until his death in 1945.Compact alternative to Lychnis coronaria, it is a hybrid between L. coronaria and L. flos-jovis. Awarded RHS AGM in 1993.

Verification
not known

Brief description of plant
Evergreen perennial forming basal rosettes from which angular flower stems arise.

Height x Spread
60cm x 40cm

Flowers
Sprays of rounded 5-petalled bright rose-pink flowers. The flower stems are not held upright But branch, growing out at an angle.

Foliage
Ever-grey, grey-green felty leaves.

Flowering Time
June - July

Soil type
Any well-drained soil.

Aspect
Full sun or part-shade

Pests and diseases
Generally no problems.

Cultivation
Deadhead to prolong flowering. Has a tendency to be short-lived especially on richer soils.

Propagation
Divide established clumps or take basel cuttings in spring.


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