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. Also known as Silene coronaria.


  • 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

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