Rose Campion (Lychnis coronaria), packet of 50 seeds, organic


Family: Pink (Caryophyllaceae)
Hardy to Zones 3 to 9
Short-lived herbaceous perennial native to Europe, North Africa, Asia Minor, Armenia and Siberia.  Flowers from June to August, purple-magenta on a wooly-white plant.  In olden times, the wooly leaves were used as lamp wicks. Traditional usage (TWM, Homeopathy): paralysis, sedative, kidney stones.  Source of khellin. Potentially toxic, this is a classic low dose botanical.  Plant prefers full sun to part shade and fast-draining, mesic to dry soils.  The plant resides as a ground-hugging rosette in the first year and then produces multiple, 3 to 4 foot long, flowering stalks in the second year.  Will self-seed.  Deer proof.  Start in flats or direct seed in garden midspring.  Germinates in 10 days.  Thin or transplant to 6 inches to 1 foot apart.

50 Seeds per packet, Certified Organically Grown

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