Several colours of Lychnis or Campion reside in the Sandbox. They are in bloom now. Last year I purchased the newest variety called “Angels Blush”. They make a pretty mosaic for the last week in June. The description from my favourite reference book by John Valleau of Heritage Perennials says that Lychnis is related to the Dianthus and have flowers in bright pink, magenta, red or orange shades, mostly vibrant, in hot shades that don’t easily fit into soft pastel colour schemes. He adds that the plant is hardy, easy to grow and are best planted in the summer border. The gardeners who like a more daring sense of colour design find these interesting and useful. I don’t know that I am daring but they sure catch your attention. This plant is a biannual so leave them to reseed themselves.
I will be joining Mary for Mosaic Monday. See you there. Valerie