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Lychnis fulgens - Sims.

Common Name Brilliant campion
Family Caryophyllaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Meadows and shrub thickets[74]. Woodlands on low hills, wet shady scrub meadows[266].
Range E. Asia - Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Siberia.
Edibility Rating    (1 of 5)
Other Uses    (1 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Lychnis fulgens Brilliant campion


Lychnis fulgens Brilliant campion

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Lychnis fulgens is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 6. It is in flower from June to August, and the seeds ripen from July to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Plant Habitats

Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves
Edible Uses:

Young plant - cooked[177].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

Soap

Although no specific mention has been seen for this species, the root of several members of this genus contains saponins, a soap substitute used for washing clothes, hair etc[K]. It is extracted by boiling the roots in water[20]. Do not overboil the roots because this will break down the saponins[K].

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

An easily grown plant, succeeding in a good garden soil and a warm sheltered position[1].

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Plant Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. The seed can also be sown in situ in spring or early autumn though this requires more seed. Division in spring or autumn[200]. Very easy, larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Lychnis flos-cuculiRagged RobinPerennial0.6 5-9  LMHSNMWe001

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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Author

Sims.

Botanical References

74200266

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