Sunday, June 26, 2011

Lychnis or Campion in the Sandbox

 

June 26 mosaic

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

17 comments:

Marydon said...

... & I will be looking for these. They are awesome.

Have a fabulous week ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

deb duty said...

Such a pretty collage!

Lona said...

It is so pretty. Makes a beautiful collage.I love the red blooms against the fuzzy leaves. I seeded some this spring and cannot wait until they get big enough to bloom for me. Have a wonderful week.

eileeninmd said...

They are beautiful and I love perennials. Gorgeous flowers and mosaic. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

A Garden of Threads said...

Hmm, I don't remember seeing any in the garden this year, their off year I suppose. Great mosaic, Val. Take care:)

Bernie said...

So pretty, but not a familiar plant to me. That's another great mosaic.

Pondside said...

Great mosaic! My Rose Campion is a lovely hot pink and faithfully reseeds itself all over the place - even in a sunny patch along the woodland path. It survives the drought of July and August and as long as I deadhead will keep on blooming - albeit, with very long legs!

Rajesh said...

Very lovely flowery mosaic.

Snap said...

Beautiful and I can see the relationship to the dianthus. Dianthus is hardy for me and blooms all the time ... rain or shine, hot or cold. Lovely mosaic. Have a great week!

Vee said...

Very attractive mosaic...I don't know this flower, but it is certainly lovely and delicate.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Very pretty and so artistic!

Genie said...

What a lovely blending of pink, white and red in your flower mosaic. The design and photo selection is lovely. Hope you have a week filled with color and lots of flowers. Genie

Teagarden said...

Thanks for sharing this wonderful flowers!
Markus

Jenni @ RainyDayGardener said...

Really pretty mosaic ~ they are beautiful and bold blooms :)

LDH said...

Good morning Valerie!

Lychnis are new to me and just beautiful! They sure have made a lovely mosaic! This is the first year I ventured away from softer color flowers and planted a bold red about my porch, patio and yard. Guess what.... I am loving it and plan to do the same next year.

So nice stopping by! :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

They are very pretty flowers, Valerie. I love color red so i would love to have the red lychnis in my garden.

ellen b. said...

What a beautiful mosaic.