Lychnis coronaria or Silene coronaria / Rose Campion / Seeds

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Lychnis coronaria or Silene coronaria / Rose Campion / Seeds

A great border plant, with silvery woolly leaves and striking contrasting cerise star-shaped flowers.  These plants are good for late colour, flowering from July to September. They grow to a height of 70-90cm.

Lychnis plants prefer full sun or part shade and well-drained soil.  They tolerate dry sandy soils and coastal sites.

These are short lived perennials that re-seed freely. 
 

Pack of approx 200 seeds.  Sow in spring to autumn.  Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet.

 

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Hardiness Hardy perennial (RHS Hardiness H7)
Flowers July to September
Height 70 - 90cm
Spread 20 - 40cm
Conditions  Sun to part shade and well drained soil
Sow Sow in spring to autumn.  Sow in a tray of moist seed compost, with a light covering of compost.   Keep at 20-24 C and germination takes 1-2 weeks. Transplant seedlings into pots when they are big enough to handle, and out into the garden during frost free conditions.  Protect young plants from slugs.
Grow Cut back plants after flowering.  Plants are short-lived and self-seed freely if some seed heads are left on the plants during winter.