Lychnis Rose Campion Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Lychnis Rose Campion Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Lychnis coronaria

Item #2028

Perennial (short-lived perennial to USDA zone 4, treated as an annual in colder climates). A popular plant in early American gardens including those of Thomas Jefferson, Rose Campion has been loved through generations for its striking magenta flowers in spring, and year-round rosette of wooly, silvery gray foliage. A truly hardy plant, it requires very little maintenance, needs only occasional water, and will grow almost anywhere, even in gravel! Self-sows readily. Deer resistant.

(short lived)

Full sun

Blooms late spring to midsummer

2' – 3' tall

Days to Emerge:
21 - 30

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
A group of
of 3 - 4 seeds
every 12" – 15"

When 1 ½" tall
thin to 1
every 12" – 15"

When to sow outside: 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost, and up to 2 months before first fall frost.

When to start inside: RECOMMENDED: 8 to 10 weeks before average last frost.

Special germination instructions: Seed requires light to germinate. Press lightly into soil; do not cover with soil. Keep moist. Seed also benefits from stratification, a cold treatment. See inside of packet for details.

Artist: Marjorie Leggitt

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