Rose Campion, Lychnis coronaria Seeds, Heirloom Campion Cottage Garden Favorite
Rose Campion or Lychnis coronaria has been an old fashioned favorite and is a main stay in any cottage garden. Each packet contains 45+ seeds. The seeds are very tiny so I always include extras. Rose Campion is a great perennial/ biennial for informal and cottage style gardens. The soft grey foliage will form a neat clump in the first year. The second year the plant is covered in rich deep magenta flowers. The flowers and foliage offer a striking contrast. I often let campion reseed around the garden and it is a great "weaver" plant mixed with other perennials. The plants can be deadheaded after flowering to prevent reseeding. I never seem to have too much of this easy care plant.
Rose Campion grows best in full sun and very well drained soil. I let mine reseed on a dry rocky slope. I never need to provide supplemental watering. The plant can reach 2- 3 feet when in bloom and is hardy in zones 3-9.
Seeds are cleaned by hand and small natural bits of chaff may be present.