Rose Campion (Lychnis coronaria), packet of 50 seeds

$3.95

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, Open Pollinated, Untreated, NO GMO’s

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    thenaekedgardener

    How much of this herb do you think would prove to be “toxic” to the point of becoming harmful?
    Thank you, naeked

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      Richo Cech

      hi! Low dose botanicals are usually taken at 1 drop well diluted no more than twice daily. I can’t think of any reason to ingest this herb with the exception of homeopathic usage, which as you know uses extreme dilutions. r

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