Lychnis coronaria

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 coronaria
Type Perennial
Common Name Rose campion
Border Position Middle, Front
Soil Type Acid, Sandy, Fertile, Alkaline, Neutral
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. Plant out after danger of frost has passed
Care Tips Requires poor to fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. If you do not want plants to self seed, deadhead as the flowers fade. This should also prolong blooming.
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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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.