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Lychnis coronaria foliage

peteSpeteS Posts: 870
Is this the normal appearance for the foliage of Lychnis coronaria at this time of year. Should I just tidy it up or leave it. Many thanks.


  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 7,722
    You can take off the really grotty leaves from the bottom if you like, but it's not essential for the plant's health. Be careful not to damage the growing points.
  • AnniDAnniD South West UKPosts: 11,019
    Mine look just as bad. I tidy off the worst bits ( that is the brown dead looking leaves) with secateurs.
    I find the new growth seems to hide the rest.
  • PosyPosy Isle of Wight.Posts: 3,601
    Mine looks like that. Wait till the cold snap is over!
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 21,145
    Mine  too.  Don't worry about it. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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