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