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Lychnis coronaria

To swap with John Page

This grower is fairly sure of this plant identification.

The colour of the flowers is a lovely rich pinky - purple. The plants have a more open habit than the 2nd image (see the last picture). the first 4 pictures are the swap plants. The 3 rd image shows the 40 cm flower spikes the plants had this year.- two on the back left - this is height of the last flower spikes.

Lychnis coronaria | Coventry, West Midlands, CV3
Lychnis coronaria | Coventry, West Midlands, CV3
Lychnis coronaria | Coventry, West Midlands, CV3
Lychnis coronaria | Coventry, West Midlands, CV3
Lychnis coronaria | Coventry, West Midlands, CV3
Plant Size
75cm × 40cm
75cm × 20cm
15cm × 20cm
10cm × 15cm
8cm × 10cm × 5

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Plant Finder: about Lychnis coronaria

Common names

Rose campion, London pride, dusty miller, Bridget-in-her-bravery, corn rose, crown of the field, garland flower, mullein pink, pink mullein, red bird's eye

Description

Lychnis coronaria (Rose campion). Also known as Agrostemma coronaria, this species has silver to white foliage and red, pink, coral or cream flowers. It is not long-lived but will self-sow.

Cultivation

They are frost hardy and easily grown in cool climates. They prefer a sunny site with well-drained soil.

Interest and use

Border, cutting bed, foliage

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Lychnis coronaria | Longnor, Buxton, Staffordshire, SK17 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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Coventry, West Midlands, CV3
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