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Lychnis coronaria
Common Name: Rose Campion Family: Caryophyllaceae (The Pink Family)

Lychnis coronaria
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Notes:
A long-standing border plant with grey foliage that sets off the magenta flowers to great effect. Long-flowering. Try it with Geranium psilostemon for excitement or Salvia 'Purple Rain' to cool things down a bit. For a sharper contrast try it with Potentilla recta and Anthemis. Easy and self seeds. I have seen this species escaped along roadsides on Pender Island. If you would like to grow this plant in similar habitats choose the cultivar 'Gardener's World' which is sterile.

Awards:
AGM

Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Western Russia
North Africa
Native Habitat:
Scrub and rocky hillsides

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourMagenta 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourRed 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Sun  Foliage ColourSilver 
Soil MoistureAverage Dry Drought Tolerant  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Geranium psilostemon
Achillea millefolium "'Cerise Queen'"
Geranium "'Ann Folkard'"


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