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Rose Campion

Lychnis coronaria

Perennial/annual growing to 1-3' blooming bright magenta colored flowers. Foliage is silvery gray in color.

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Shrubby annual. In flower the plant can reach a few feet, but when not in flower generally grows to about a foot.



Growing Environment

Plants need only occasional water and are quite cold tolerant. It will reseed. Grow in full sun.


Seeds should be chilled for a few weeks before sowing, alternatively, in cold or cooler climates, plant seeds in the ground during winter--for spring germination.


Planted as a pretty annual for its bright flowers.

Native Range

Northern Africa through the Middle East and parts of Southern Europe.

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Related Species

Lychnis coronaria
Rose Campion