Lychnis coronaria Rose Campion



Lychnis coronaria has fuchsia-pink, 1" flowers borne on long fuzzy stems over woolly, silvery basal foliage. This long-blooming perennial may be short-lived, but readily self sows to prolong its presence in your garden. Also known as Rose Campion, Lychnis coronaria's attractive basal foliage is evergreen. Planted en masse, Rose Campion is a real show-stopper when in bloom!

Lychnis coronaria prefers sun and sharply drained soil. It is drought tolerant once established.


  • Common Names: Rose Campion
  • Zones: 4-8
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Well-drained
  • Height at Maturity: 36
  • Width at Maturity: 18
  • Bloom Color: Pink
  • Bloom Time: Spring to summer
  • Foliage Color: Gray/Silver

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies. Hummingbirds.
  • Tolerates: Deer. Drought.
  • Other Features: Cut Flower. Evergreen.

Care and Growing Tips

We enjoy the seedlings this plant produces, but if you don't want it to self-sow, deadhead after it's finished blooming. Sand or gravel can be mixed into the planting site to improve drainage if necessary. Avoid wet feet at all costs.

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Shipping Info

 Spring 2023 shipping schedule:

Zones 9, 10: Starting Mon. March 20th
Zone 8: Starting Mon. March 27th
Zone 7: Starting Mon. April 3rd
Zone 6: Starting Mon. April 17th
Zone 5: Starting Mon. May 1st
Zones 2, 3, 4: Starting Mon. May 8th

If you'd like to receive your plants now, you can request it in the 'shipping requests' box on the order or email us. (Please note that we will not ship dormant plants, and we do not offer any sort of guarantee for plants overwintering.)

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All ship times are subject to change if extreme weather conditions are present here at the nursery or at the shipping destination.

Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.