These are plants which often grow 3-4 ft and are of special note because of the bright colour of theduring the summer. Not difficult to grow, lychnis like plenty of moisture during the growing season, but to be rather drier at the during the winter. Stock may be increased from or by division of either in early autumn or spring. L. chakedonica is the best-known species, having bright scarlet , and is sometimes referred to as ‘Jerusalem Cross’. It is good for and takes up water easily.