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Lychnis coronaria (Rose campion)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Lychnis coronaria

Other names

Rose campion, Red bird's eye, Garland flower, Mullein pink, Corn rose, Crown of the field, Dusty miller, Pink mullein

Genus

Lychnis Lychnis

Species

L. coronaria - L. coronaria is a short-lived perennial (or biennial) with grey felted leaves and open sprays of long-stalked, vivid rose-purple flowers in late summer.


Lychnis coronaria is: Deciduous

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Purple, Rose-pink in Summer

Foliage

Silvery-grey in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs Slugs

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation

Seeds itself around the garden.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Lychnis coronaria (Rose campion) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Meadow, Prairie planting

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, moist, free-draining soil in full sun or partial shade in a sheltered position. The plant may need supporting. Produces the best leaf colour in dry soil.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Lychnis coronaria

Other names

Rose campion, Red bird's eye, Garland flower, Mullein pink, Corn rose, Crown of the field, Dusty miller, Pink mullein

Genus

Lychnis Lychnis

Species

L. coronaria - L. coronaria is a short-lived perennial (or biennial) with grey felted leaves and open sprays of long-stalked, vivid rose-purple flowers in late summer.

Native to

Southeastern Europe

Foliage

Deciduous

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Purple, Rose-pink in Summer

Foliage

Silvery-grey in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation

Seeds itself around the garden.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Lychnis coronaria (Rose campion) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Meadow, Prairie planting

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, moist, free-draining soil in full sun or partial shade in a sheltered position. The plant may need supporting. Produces the best leaf colour in dry soil.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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Hi there,I am sure this plant grew from a seed from a l. coronaria plant, but the seedlings looks nothing like the plant I was expecting. Can anyone tell me what plant I have here?Thank you!Nathalie read more

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