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Lychnis fulgens Fisch. ex Curt.

Lychnis fulgens

Credit: Tatyana Shulkina

Shortly-rhizomatous plant. Flowering stem 35-70 cm, leafy. Leaves sessile, ovate or ovate-lanceolate, 5-8 cm x 2-5 cm. Flowers in umbelliform-capitate heads, bright red, large, up to 2.5 cm diam. V - early spring to mid autumn, in St. Petersburg April to September. Fl - June-July. Fr - August. P - very easily by seed. Flowers the year after sowing. Prefers sunny places, tolerates partial shade. Z 5 (4).

Siberia (Dahuria), Far East (southern regions), northwestern China, eastern Mongolia, Korea and Japan. In meadows and among shrub thicket.


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