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  • rose campion
  • Eventual height: 0.75m
  • Eventual spread: 0.45m

Lychnis coronaria

rose campion

RHS award of garden merit RHS endorsed product
approx 500 seeds £2.40
approx 500 seeds £2.40
  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: August
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Dazzling, disc shaped, magenta purple flowers on slender, branching stems in late summer above clumps of downy, silver grey leaves. Rose campion is an ideal plant for the middle of a sunny, well drained border. Best in dry soil and full sun the spent blooms should be dead headed regularly to prolong flowering.
    Winner of an Royal Horticultural Society, Award of Garden Merit for reliability and good performance.
    Part of the seed range produced by Mr Fothergill’s Seeds in partnership with the RHS.

  • Garden care: Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted compost around the base of the plant in early-spring. Cut back the faded flowerheads in late autumn.

  • Sow: April - July

  • Flowering: July - September

  • Approximate quantity: 200 seeds.