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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    Rose campion features silvery soft foliage graced with stunning pink or white flowers in the late spring and early summer. It self-seeds readily, forming large colonies if left unchecked.

    Latin Name

    Lychnis coronaria


    Family

    Caryophyllaceae


    Also Known As

    Bloody William Mullein-pink


    Type of Plant

    Perennials

    Bloom Season

    May - July


    Seasons

    Spring
    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 3'
    Max Spread: 1.5'

    Uses

  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tollerances

  • Deer
  • Drought
  • Dry Soil
  • Shallow-Rocky Soil

  • Colors


    Native Range

    Southeastern Europe


    History

    Thomas Jefferson noted that the rose campion were blooming in 1767 at Shadwell, his childhood home.


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