Lychnis Coronaria

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COMMON NAME Rose campion

TYPE perennial

GROWTH ENVIRONMENT sun to part sun

SOIL gritty loam; tolerates most any soil type

ZONE 5 - 8

SIZE 3 - 4’ can get leggy

FLOWER COLOR rosy purple flat sepals about 1 ½” wide, on long separated stalks

NARRATIVE Easy to grow. Stems and leaves are a pale green-gray color all growing season. Leaves are soft and provide a nice background to shorter, thicker-leaved, foreground plants. Dies back in late fall. Found along roadsides, one might consider it a native. Survived on its own after being brought over from Europe and escaped ornamental gardens. Trim seed heads to mitigate free spreading.