Lychnis coronaria 'Alba'
fuzzy grey foliage
||White rose campion
||not fussy. short-lived, but self-seeds moderately.
||easy, germinates at room temperature. barely cover. 'Alba' comes true.
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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|email@example.com||May 15, 2005||this is one of my most favorite plants that i have in my perrenial gardens..i have over 190 species of perrenials spread over 13 gardens and for some reason alba just attracts me|
|Patricia Boyle||Sep 01, 2008||I have this plant in my garden; it seeds quite prolifically but is easy to remove the seedlings and move them to other parts of the garden. Mine only grew to about one foot in height.|
|BEA YULE||May 30, 2009||WHEN DOES THIS BLOOM,BOUGHT ONE AT A PLANT SALE,WATER,DISEASE A PROBLEM??THANK YOU,MUCH|
Blooms in early summer. Drought-tolerant, and basically not fussy all-round.
|PHYLIS BRYANT||Jul 03, 2009||I would like to know how you deadhead this flower? |
I don't - but then I'm a fairly lazy gardener.
|AM||Jun 11, 2010||I had ordered these seeds a few years back. Rob had mentioned there was a slight chance that they would not grow. I planted them out in my garden and I completely forgot about them until this spring. (My sister-in-law asked what the furry leaves were in my garden. She had the same type of plant growing in the garden of her new home she just purchased.) I was THRILLED when I realized they were Campions (or Lynchis coronaria Alba). Definitely worth growing and Rob is such a sweetheart to deal with.|
|Matt||Mar 13, 2012||For ages in my garden I was digging the young plants up thinking they were weeds. After a holiday, I came back to find some flowering and have nurtured them ever since - they are fantastic - not sure about the short lived bit, these flower for 3 months solid in our south facing garden, particularly if dead headed.|
By short-lived I'm not referring to the length of bloom, but the number of years each plant lives in the garden. I find that they rarely last longer than three years, but of course they self-sow to keep their stand going.
|E V||May 26, 2012||This popped up unexpectantly in a pot in our yard, and this page helped to ID it as white rose campion.|
|Becky||Jun 14, 2012||I have all three, white, magenta and angel blush varieties. I bought seed from the store for the angel blush, and found out that it reseeded white--which is where I got the white. Then, I found the white and magenta also crossed and seeded in angel blush a few years down the road. Love these plants. I am thinking our cold winters make them last longer, because many of my plants have gone on for eight or ten years. It is possible, however, that what I have thought of as original plants, are seedling replacements.|
|Judy||Feb 15, 2013||Where can I buy seed for this white variety (only) the most economically including shipping and handling charges?|
|Diane||Mar 13, 2013||I also want to know where to buy or order the white campion seeds asap|
|Brenda Field||Apr 08, 2013||Thank you for helping me to identify these plants which were actually sold to me as "lambs ears" which I now know are called stachys byzantina. However, my disappointment with them is that they have been in my garden for 3 - 4 years and only this past summer, did they bloom and then ONLY some of the plants and not all. They were very pretty while blooming but not for a very long time|
Hmm, that's unusual. They should bloom their second year pretty reliably. Perhaps your plants don't receive enough sun.
|shonah gibbon||Sep 04, 2014||I have sown both rose and campion alba from seed and they germinated very easily, the only problem is that none of the over one hundred plants have flowered. They all have lots of lovely foliage but no flowers. When in your opinion do you think that I will see some flowers|
These plants are biennials or short-lived perennials: they form a rosette their first year, and bloom the next year.
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