Rose campion

Lychnis coronaria Pink

Rose campion - Lychnis coronaria  Pink

Common Name: Rose campion
Genus: Lychnis
Species: coronaria
Cultivar: Pink

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: Pink
Foliage Colour: Grey/SilverFlowering Period: July & August

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained

Wonderful disc-shaped pink flowers seem to float on slender branching stems above downy silver grey leaves. This charming summer flowering campion looks great towards the middle of a sunny mixed border. It thrives in dry soils in full sun and although short lived perpetuates itself by self seeding freely.

  • 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.

    As these plants are short lived perennials or bi-ennial they usually only live for a couple of years however they do self-seed freely.



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