"Kittens Ears", Rose Campion flower (Lychnis coronaria), also known as Silene coronaria, is an easy-to-grow perennial that features showy rose magenta blooms. It grows in zones 4 to 9. Enjoy its blooms in the late spring and early summer and the silvery-green leaves the rest of the season with this low-maintenance perennial.
Rose campion grows 2 to 3 feet tall and spreads 1 to 2 feet. It likes full sun but will also grow in part shade, especially in hot areas. Moist, well-drained soil is ideal for this perennial, but it will tolerate shallow, rocky soil, drought and dry soil. In fact, in drier soils, the rose campion leaves display the best silver foliage colour.
Rose campion will suffer if the soil is wet or waterlogged. It is generally a healthy plant and is not susceptible to disease or pest infestations. Although it's a perennial, many gardeners opt to grow it as an annual or biennial.
Rose campion is striking when grown as a mass planting or in a border. It will grow in a rock garden, and after it blooms, the foliage makes a good ground cover. Rose campion is also essential for a water-conserving cottage garden. Consider planting it with other plants and flowers such as lavender, borage, Russian sage, Mexican evening primrose and sunflowers.
Approximately 75-100 Seeds, per package.