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Rose Campion, Crown Pink
Scientific Name: Lychnis coronaria L.
Synonym: Agrostemma coronaria, Coronaria coriacea, Silene coronaria
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Rose Campion, Crown Pink (Lychnis  coronaria)
Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 69. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 1-9,11-24
USDA: 4-8

Heat Tolerance: Generally dies in summer in the low deserts.

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part sun

Origin: Southern Europe

Growth Habits: Herbaceous perennial, 2 to 3 feet tall (60-90 cm), 12 to 18 inches spread (30-45 cm); densely woolly, silver-gray leaves, up to 5 inches long (12 cm)

Watering Needs: Prefers moist soils, but will tolerate low to moderate water

Propagation: Seeds, self seeds if the conditions are right

Lychnis coronaria in Curtis Botanical Magazine

Blooming Habits:
Profusion of rose magenta flowers, up to 1 inch in diameter (2.5 cm), in late spring to early summer. There are a few white ('alba') or light pink ('Angel Blush') varieties.

Fruiting Habits:

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