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Firebird German Catchfly

Lychnis viscaria 'Firebird'

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Firebird German Catchfly (Lychnis viscaria 'Firebird') at Make It Green Garden Centre

Firebird German Catchfly flowers

Firebird German Catchfly flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Firebird German Catchfly (Lychnis viscaria 'Firebird') at Make It Green Garden Centre

Firebird German Catchfly in bloom

Firebird German Catchfly in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Plant Height:  18 inches

Flower Height:  24 inches

Spacing:  10 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  2b

Other Names:  Campion

Description:

Native to Europe, this small grassy-like tufted-mound perennial produces stunning clusters of hot pinkish-purple blooms; its upright habit makes this plant a spectacular addition for any rock or scree garden

Ornamental Features

Firebird German Catchfly has masses of beautiful spikes of fuchsia star-shaped flowers rising above the foliage from late spring to early summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its ferny leaves remain grayish green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Firebird German Catchfly is an open herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Firebird German Catchfly is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

Firebird German Catchfly will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity extending to 24 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Garden  Naturalizing 
Applications
Flowers  Texture  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features