Lychnis x walkeri 'Abbotswood Rose' AGM
A Conservation Scheme Plant
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.
Brief description of plant
Evergreen perennial forming basal rosettes from which angular flower stems arise.
Height x Spread
60cm x 40cm
Sprays of rounded 5-petalled bright rose-pink flowers. The flower stems are not held upright But branch, growing out at an angle.
Ever-grey, grey-green felty leaves.
June - July
Any well-drained soil.
Full sun or part-shade
Pests and diseases
Generally no problems.
Deadhead to prolong flowering. Has a tendency to be short-lived especially on richer soils.
Divide established clumps or take basel cuttings in spring.