Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens

Lychnis arkwrightii Orange Gnome (Maltese Cross, Catchfly)

This perennial features large, bright, scarlet orange blooms that flower profusely on foliage of glossy green leaves that sport an interesting tinge of purple-bronze. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to mid-summer
1-1.5 ft tall x 1 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant


Zone Zone 3
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Moderate to Consistent Moisture