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Lychnis x arkwrightii 'Orange Gnome' (Maltese Cross)

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A Fairbanks gardener tells me lychnis arkwrightii does fine in their gardens. This is a new variety I'm anxious to see if it does as well. This new variety offers larger flowers 1.5 inches across and more of them. The brilliant orange-scarlet color is much sought after as it totally lights up the garden but it doesn't stop there. The foliage is also totally awesome with a purplish-bronze flush. Combine with Anemone Sylvestris, Allium Glaucum, hosta.

Purpleish-bronze cast over dark green leaves

Photo credit: Walter's Gardens

Zone: 3-9
Exposure: Sun
Height x Width: 12-15" x 12""
Flower Color: Orange
Bloom Time: Mid summer
Foliage: Purpleish-bronze cast over dark green leaves
Category: Perennial
Notes: Attracts insects or birds. Good for cut flowers.
Price: 6 inch, $8.75

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