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Rose campion 'Gardeners World'

Lychnis coronaria 'Gardeners' World'

Rose campion, Dusty miller, Coquelourde

This short lived perennial has dazzling double red flowers on slender, branching stems that appear 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 and should be dead headed regularly to prolong flowering.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Summer
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested but seeds can be collected when seed heads ripen in autumn.

Propagation

Special features

Geography

Origin
Britain, Europe

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Sand, Loam
Soil PH preference
Neutral, Acid, Alkaline
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Uses

Notes
This low maintenance plant suits coastal gardens as well as prairie plantings in informal cottage borders or chic urban raise beds/containers.

Personality

Family
Caryophyllaceae
Flower colour
Red
Scent
None

Problems

Generally disease free.
Slugs
Slugs

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