White rose campion

Lychnis coronaria 'Alba'

White rose campion - Lychnis coronaria  'Alba'

Common Name: White rose campion
Genus: Lychnis
Species: coronaria
Cultivar: 'Alba'

Category: Annuals & Biennials
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.80 m (80 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: Grey/SilverFlowering Period: August

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Elegant, pure white, disc shaped flowers on slender branching stems in late summer above clumps of downy silver grey leaves. This wonderful white form of rose campion is perfect for the middle of a sunny well drained border. Thriving in dry soils and full sun it associates well with other grey leaved foliage plants such as Artemisia.

  • Garden care: Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted compost around the base of the plant in early-spring. Cut back the faded flowerheads in late autumn


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