Thursday, May 28, 2015

Lychinis coronaria 'Occulata'

Blooming away this evening L 'Occulata' . One of many grown from seed last spring .   Well worth the wait,  beautiful silvery foliage and white flowers with a very soft pink eye.
And If  in need of a light , apparently 'Lychnos' is Greek for lamp. The wooly leaves were used as lamp wicks . Maybe I won't try that out 


  1. My Lychnis has bright magenta flowers. The white flowers make it look like a whole different plant. If yours seed around like mine do, maybe we can trade some baby plants?

    1. I'm sure I'll have plenty babies for you.

  2. I didn't know that about the foliage. I have this pinky-white one too. I also got a dark magenta double flowered one last year on sale. It's just started blooming. It's really different. Great photo.