Lychnis coronata 'Orange Sherbet'
Orange Sherbet Ragged Robin
Item #: 7907
Zones: 5a to 9b, guessing
Height: 12" tall
Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
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This amazing Chinese native from several provinces, including Sichuan, has been cultivated in Japan and England for nearly 300 years. This particular clone is quite sterile, indicating either the need for a mate or the fact that it has already had too many. Lychnis coronata 'Orange Sherbet' makes a tidy 1' tall x 1' wide mound of light green foliage which is topped, starting in late May (NC), with 1" or wider light-orange flowers that continue through most of the summer. This is a truly superb deer-resistant specimen for a part sun spot in the garden...very tolerant of a variety of soil types, but propagation will drive you nearly insane...we're proof!