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Rose Campion in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Lychnis coronaria syn. Agrostemma coronaria syn. Agrostemma tomentosum

 

Rose Campion

Rose Campion is a tall perennial with silver grey, downy leaves, its flat five-petalled magenta flowers appear on slender stems in late Summer. It is a short-lived plant that self-seeds in favourable locations. Mostly grown as a biennial.

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plant Features
  • Rose Campion likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Rose Campion likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Rose Campion is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Rose Campion likes free draining

    Free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Rose Campion

Latin name

Lychnis coronaria syn. Agrostemma coronaria syn. Agrostemma tomentosum

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Caryophyllaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Rose Campion likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Rose Campion is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Rose Campion likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Rose Campion likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Rose Campion is 0.45meters x 0.80meters 0.45 M 0.80 M

Lychnis coronaria syn. Agrostemma coronaria syn. Agrostemma tomentosum

Rose Campion is a tall perennial with silver grey, downy leaves, its flat five-petalled magenta flowers appear on slender stems in late Summer. It is a short-lived plant that self-seeds in favourable locations. Mostly grown as a biennial.


Propagation by seed

From Late Autumn TO Early Winter

The seeds need a chilling period before they will germinate, so plant them in the autumn for spring germination. If you live in an area that typically has warm periods in autumn and winter, plant the seeds in winter, several weeks before the last expected frost date. The seeds need light to germinate, so press them onto the surface of the soil without covering them.

 

Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Growing rose campions is a snap if you choose the right location. The plants prefer full sun but tolerate partial shade, where they produce fewer blossoms.

 

Flowering

From Late Summer TO Late Summer

Lychnis flowers in late Summer

 
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