Lychnis coronaria (Rose campion)

We have this excellent plant edging the main Oast garden path on both sides. It’s a brilliant value, long-flowering perennial. More
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We have this excellent plant edging the main Oast garden path on both sides. It’s a brilliant value, long-flowering perennial.

Genus Lychnis
Group/Species coronaria
Type Perennial
Common Name Rose campion
Border Position Front, Middle
Soil Type Acid, Alkaline, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 90cm (36in)
Spacing 50cm (20in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Prior to sowing soak seeds in hot water for 1-3 days until swelling is noticeable. Sow into trays, cells or pots containing good quality seed compost, place somewhere warm until germination occurs. Prick out each seedling as it becomes large enough to handle, transplant into 7.5cm (3in) pots or trays. Grow seedlings on until the roots fill the pot, gradually acclimatise seedlings to outdoor conditions for a fortnight before planting out in spring. Lychnis will grow in most well-drained soils in full sun or dappled shade. Dig a planting hole and sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base. Plant and firm in place, water well after planting and during dry spells until established.
Care Tips If you do not want plants to self seed, deadhead as the flowers fade. This should also prolong blooming. Lift and divide in spring.
Flowering July - August
Harvesting Flower production 3 months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest

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Lychnis coronaria (Rose campion) reviews

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Reviewed 8th August 2019 by Sally

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Anne

Again, prompt delivery and well packaged. Plants very sturdy.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Nadine

I planted them in the wrong place. Not enough sun , poor soil.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Gillian

Fantastic- I didn't know quite what to expect, but this has turned into a big bush, full of the most zingy flowers. I had it in a pot, because of foxes, but it's really too big, and the wind topples it over, so I shall try it in the garden next year

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Janice

Arrived in excellent condition

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Bob

Luminous and long lasting....very easy to grow!

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Alison

This never flowered. When it arrived it was pot bound. I repotted it and it is now in the ground. I contacted customer service and they was sure it would flower. I bought the same genus at a church fete and this flowered all summer.

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Reviewed 7th November 2018 by Doris

All the plants I have bought from you have been good strong plants and so well packed and protected.
You are a little more expensive than others but there is no comparison in quality. Thank you

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Reviewed 4th October 2018 by Nevil

Seems to be doing well in the border.

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Reviewed 20th September 2018 by Tracy

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Reviewed 3rd September 2018 by Miss Chapman

1out of 3 plants has done very well. The remaining 2 produced lots of leaf but no flowers. It may be due to weather conditions.

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Reviewed 29th August 2018 by Jean

Grown well and looks great


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Reviewed 12th May 2018 by Linda

Disappointed with the delivery of these plants. Five days in the post - arrived very dry. I hope they survive.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for taking time to review our site. we are very sorry to hear that yuor plants were held up in the postal system. Please do contact our customer service team at or by calling 0345 092 0283 and our team will arrange for repalcments to be sent to you. .
Kind Regards, The Sarah Raven Team


Posted 31st May 2018

The benefits of rose campion

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Reviewed 29th March 2017 by Zoe

Rosa campion is a wonderful flower drawing the eye and brightening up its chosen area of growing. At our house, it has placed shallow roots on top of a low stone wall facing east. The rosette of leaves looks good from April onwards and the growing leaves contribute until it flowers with a fanfare. I always hide the base with a pot or two in the autumn as the base leaves become tatty. This year it has reappeared just 30cm away from last year's spot. It does like low nutrient locations and does not need much soil.