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Lychnis corronaria

CopperdogCopperdog Posts: 415

is this plant a perennial or bi annual? I'm not sure whether to leave it as it is and cut to a few inches in spring or am I better of shaking the seeds out in new areas and pulling the old plants out like I do with mysotis? Thanks 

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  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,964

    Hello Copperdog

    L.coronaria can sometimes be biennial or a short-lived perennial (!) ; (a slight paradox there) ; very hardy in a free draining soil , and can seed around profusely .

    In gardens I manage  , I tend to remove the older tatty looking clumps and leave or transplant the self-set seedlings , purely to maintain their presence and to have a healthy colony of new plants every year or so .

  • IamweedyIamweedy Cheshire East. Posts: 1,364

    They are lovely I would not be without  mine . They seed all over her place but are very  easy to pull up. The magenta flowers seem to shine in the sun. I  think they are probably biennial but they need tidying up regularly. A cheap as chips plant that  really does its job.




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  • CopperdogCopperdog Posts: 415

    Thankyou PaulB3 and Iamweedy for your replies.  Very helpful.  I think I will remove the old stuff and bank on new plantlets that I can move around.  Thanks again.

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