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Gardener's World Rose Campion

Lychnis coronaria 'Blych'

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Gardener's World Rose Campion (Lychnis coronaria 'Blych') at Roger's Gardens

Gardener's World Rose Campion flowers

Gardener's World Rose Campion flowers

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Height:  24 inches

Spacing:  10 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4a


This clump forming variety produces a low mound of woolly, silvery-gray leaves with upright stems bearing carnation-like, intense red double blooms; perfect for edging or massed in the garden; a sterile variety that does not self-seed

Ornamental Features

Gardener's World Rose Campion has masses of beautiful crimson round flowers at the ends of the stems from late spring to early summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive tomentose pointy leaves remain silver in color throughout the season. The silver stems can be quite attractive.

Landscape Attributes

Gardener's World Rose Campion is an open herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Gardener's World Rose Campion is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

Gardener's World Rose Campion will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 3 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Garden  Naturalizing 
Flowers  Foliage Color  Bark  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features