Clump-forming, short-lived perennial, grown as much for its basal clumps of ovate, densely woolly, silver-gray leaves as for its vivid rose magenta flowers. Easily grown in average soil in full sun. Start indoors approximately 8 to 10 weeks before the last spring frost after three weeks of refrigeration to break dormacy. Will self-seed.
Lychnis coronaria, Rose Campion
Height 2-3 ft, Spread 1-1.5 ft. Rose-magenta blooms May to July. Silver-gray velvet-like foliage. Germination: See Description.