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    Rose Campion

    Lychnis coronaria

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    Rose Campion (Lychnis coronaria) at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Rose Campion flowers

    Rose Campion flowers

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    Plant Height:  24 inches

    Flower Height:  3 feet

    Spacing:  18 inches

    Sunlight:  full sun 

    Hardiness Zone:  2b

    Ornamental Features

    Rose Campion has masses of beautiful fuchsia flowers with white eyes at the ends of the stems from early to mid summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive tomentose pointy leaves remain gray in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The silver stems can be quite attractive.

    Landscape Attributes

    Rose Campion is an open herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

    This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

    • Self-Seeding

    Rose Campion is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Mass Planting
    • General Garden Use
    • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

    Planting & Growing

    Rose Campion will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity extending to 3 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 3 years.

    This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is not originally from North America.

     
     
    Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
    Characteristics
    Massing  Garden  Naturalizing 
    Applications
    Flowers  Foliage Color  Bark  Attracts Wildlife 
    Ornamental Features

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