orange Zwerg

rolasueAugust 28, 2006

Purchased this beautiful perennial this past spring at a local gardening shop. Unfortunately their knowledge was nill. Plant did real well until the heat hit and it has just withered away. The only info I can find is it is native to Germany. This seems to indicate it would be happier in a more northern climate. Has anyone had any success with this plant in the upstate area of SC??

Thanks for any info. Rolasue

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Lychnis typically does well in poor, sandy soils and will do just fine in hot temperatures. Did you over water or over fertilize?

    Bookmark   September 2, 2006 at 1:13PM
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rolasue

Rhizo - thanks for your info. Did not realize orange zwerg and lychnis are one and the same. Actually I know nothing about either. The plant I purchased was in a typical potting soil - certainly not a sandy content - I planted it into a larger container with potting soil and placed in the sun. It wasn't overwatered. I'm afraid I've lost it - only a small green stem - maybe an inch high - with 2 leaves . Any help you can give would be appreciated.
Thanks-

    Bookmark   September 9, 2006 at 8:41PM
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