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Lychnis coronaria
Lychnis coronaria
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Lychnis coronaria

Rose Campion

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.335.070

Always a garden favourite, this is a short-lived perennial that will usually self-seed for many years. Plants form a low mound of felted silvery-grey leaves, bearing upright stems in summer with loads of bright magenta-pink to red flowers. Attractive to butterflies. This is rather a garish colour, but fun in the garden for its shock value, especially when combined with orange or purple. Seedlings that form may be easily moved in spring or early fall. Foliage often needs to be tidied in early spring. Drought tolerant once established. Flowers are great for cutting.

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Lychnis coronaria

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
   60-90 cm
   23-35 inches
   40-50 cm
   16-20 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate