- Common Name: German Catchfly
- Exposure: Part to full sun
- Hardiness: Hardy to Zone 4 or -30 degrees
- Mature size: 18-24” x 24”
- Bloom Time: Late spring
Lychnis ‘Feuer’ is a profuse bloomer in late spring. In late spring thin, nearly leafless, but strong stems rocket upward. These are then topped with 5-petaled, bright almost neon pink flowers all neatly arranged in clusters. Because of the massive and brilliant bloom, pollinators are attracted from all around.
The blooms make a long-lasting cut flower and look amazing in a vase all by themselves or with flowers of the Viburnum, lilac or those of a tree peony.
German catchfly foliage is thin and grass-like, forming a tidy, almost evergreen basal rosette. Plants prefer lean, dry, well draining soil and will tolerate a good amount of drought once established. Even though plants flourish in full sun they will still have an abundant bloom when planted in part shade. Lychnis ‘Feuer’ will self-seed when happy.
The botanical name of Lychnis has Greek origins with lychos meaning lamp, referring to the glowing, and intense color of the flowers.