This is an time-honored flower which will add a bright spot to the perennial border or rock garden. It grows naturally on rocky, scrubby hillsides. The plants prefer full sun but tolerate partial shade, where they produce fewer blossoms. Rose campion holds the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit so you know it is garden worthy. $25.99 $ 25. Average geight & spread. Position the container before filling with compost as it may be too heavy to move once planted up. In spring, thin the seedlings and move some of the excess to other locations. If you have to water, apply the moisture slowly, making sure the water sinks deep into the soil. Growing rose campions is a snap if you choose the right location. It is clump-forming with wooly, mullen-like leaves that are elliptical in outline and about 5 inches long. Use a potting medium that drains well enough to diminish the likelihood of root rot while being heavy enough to hold moisture. There is a delicate balance to be maintained when you are planting roses (or any other plant) in containers. Rose campion flowers look at home in cottage garden settings and more. 160. The soft, pale, gray-green foliage makes the perfect backdrop for the brightly colored flowers, with each blossom lasting only a day. For about eight weeks in late spring and early summer they produce a profusion of brightly colored rose-pink or scarlet 1"-1¼" flowers. 020 3176 5800 Feb 3, 2014 - silver foliage;pink blooms. You could also try growing less vigorous, more compact ground cover and climbing roses, but use larger containers with a minimum depth of 30-45cm (12-18in). Join This makes it a great seed to sow at the same time as annual larkspur and poppies. The trimmings are fine for the compost pile. Effective when massed. Plants should be spaced 12 to 15 inches apart. Step 3. Lychnis Coronaria (Rose Campion) is an evergray perennial that deserves a spot in the landscape. This makes it a great seed to sow at the same time as annual larkspur and poppies. Story and photos by Freda Cameron; Location: home garden; May 2009. FREE Shipping. The best roses for growing in containers are the patio and miniature types, which can be grown in fairly small but deep pots 23-35cm (9-14in) deep. The seeds need a chilling period before they will germinate, so plant them in the fall for spring germination. Available as 500 seeds, 1 x 9cm pot, 3 x 9cm pots. Some varieties of ground cover roses and climbers are also less vigorous and more compact. Best Rose Companions, Companion Planting. This makes it a great seed to sow at the same time as annual larkspur and poppies. Ideally pot up plants in November using bare-root plants, but container-grown plants will do as well, and can be potted up any time between October and April. Lychnis Atrosanguinea - Common name:Rose Campion - The deep magenta flowers of Rose Campion provide excellent color contrast with its stunning silver-woolly leaves. Planting Shrubs. 4 X ROSE CAMPION - 9cm POTS. If the soil is too wet for too long, the plants will succumb to root rot. Saved by Vonnie Lammers. The plants do well in rock gardens, xeriscaping, wildflower meadows and cottage gardens. Follow the fertilizer directions caref… Amazon.com: rose campion plant. As evidenced by its silvery leaves, rose campion is drought tolerant. Deadhead the plant regularly to keep the flowers blooming. Previous Next. Read on to learn more about these interesting plants. It likes full sun but will also grow in part shade, especially in hot areas. 222879/SC038262. 200 ROSE CAMPION Magenta Silver Catchfly Lychnis Silene Coronaria Flower Seeds The genus name ‘Lychnis’ (Greek for lamp), comes from the fact that the felt-like leaves were used as lamp wicks in olden days. Growing rose campions is a snap if you choose the right location. Mix a dose of granular rose feed into the compost at planting. The best roses for growing in containers are the patio and miniature types, which can be grown in fairly small but deep pots 23-35cm (9-14in) deep. Sign up for our newsletter. Rose campion prefers poor, dry soil over rich soil, and tolerates alkaline or calcareous soil. Very attractive with its erect, white-gray flowering stalks covered with a profusion of glowing magenta, pale pink or white trumpet-shaped flowers, it enjoys a long season of interest, is easy to grow, trouble free and not too fussy about soils or exposure. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place. RHS members can get exclusive individual advice from the RHS Gardening Advice team. Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips! Cut them back to about one-third of their original size. 4 x rose campion - 9cm pots. 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