LYCHNIS coronaria

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LYCHNIS coronaria

Rose Campion
[Atrosanguinea]
(AGROSTEMMA, SILENE)
Select Item No. LA472

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Biennial
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Origin: Europe, Asia Minor to Turkestan, Himalayas: open woodlands, roadsides.
Distinction: Award of Garden Merit (A.G.M.) from the Royal Horticultural Society.
Special Features: Mostly biennial, might be perennial after an early pruning. Strikingly bright red-purple to carmine-red flowers. Decorative white and silvery foliage. For natural and cottage gardens. Sows at a matching location itself. Easy to grow!
 
Basic Colour: (red / scarlet / purple)
Flower Colour: carmine-red
Natural Flowering Period: July - August
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z8
Foliage: oblong-ovate, lower leaves petioled, upper sessile, white felt-like
Growth Habit: erect / richly branched / evergreen
Height with Flowers: 75 cm
Spacing between Plants: 30 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / average / undemanding
Location:
Characteristics: ornamental foliage plant / groundcover
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.52632 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
1900
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
1 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 3 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 128
Sowing Direction:

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Anytime
Sowing Time Hint: Mid or late summer is best sowing date for most biennial.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2")
Fertilizer: Light (100-150 ppm)
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