Lychnis (syn. Silene)

Rose Campion
Rose Campion

Rose Campion

These beautiful little flowering plants – both the red rose campion (L. coronaria) and white rose campion (L. coronaria ‘Alba’) do well in almost any garden situation, but what makes them extra exciting is that they are useful as xeriscaping plants too as they handle droughts really well.

Also known as Bloody Mary, Bloody William, Dusty Miller or Mullein Pinks, the plants have soft velvety grey foliage with flower spikes reaching up to 60cm high and flowers are deep cerise pink or white (‘Alba’) in late spring through to early autumn.

They selfseed quite readily, so don’t be surprised if you find more of them popping up in your garden each season.

 Size: height 60cm spread 40cm
 Position: full sun

Full sun

part shade

Part Sun

cultivate

Well-drained soil

droughtXeriscaping
 Uses:

flowersFlowers

landscapingLandscaping

butterflyBeneficial Insects

 

Ragged Robin
Ragged Robin

Ragged Robin

Just as beautiful, but preferring a marshy garden more than a dry one, is their cousin, Ragged Robin (L. flos-cuculi).

This perennial is native to damp lands in Europe and needs moist but well-drained soil. With its blue-green lance-shaped leaves and deeply divided pink flowers it is a very attractive plant suited to a wildlife / beneficial insect garden.

 Size: height 90cm spread 40cm
 Position: full sun

Full sun

part shade

Part Sun

cultivate

Well-drained soil

wetlandWetland/Bog
 Uses:

flowersFlowers

landscapingLandscaping

butterflyBeneficial Insects


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