Campion is a short-lived perennial native to southeastern Europe. It is grown for its old-fashioned, small, flat, white, rose or red flowers. The flowers appear in late spring or summer on tall branching stems above basal clumps of downy, silver-gray leaves.
Grow campion in full sun to light shade in average, well-drained soil. The leaves — which are most silvery in dry soil and full sun — contrast effectively with darker-leaved plants. Completely remove spent flowering stems to encourage repeat bloom and to keep the plant looking neat.
Plant campion in groups in the mixed border or cottage garden. It self-sows abundantly.
information source: http://learn2grow.com/plants/lychnis-coronaria/
Approximately 100 seeds in 0,2 g packet.
Genus - Lychnis
Species - Coronaria
Common name - Campion
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 8
Height - 0,50 - 0,60 m
Spread - 0,30 m
Plant type - Perennial flower
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Acid, neutral, alkaline
Soil type - Loam, sand, well-drained
Water requirements - Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Landscape uses - Bedding Plant, Feature Plant, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
Bloom season - June - September
Leaf / Flower color - Bronze green / Mix of red, white, rose
|Germination||Sow seeds indoors from February to March and it will bloom the first year. If seeds sown from April to June - will flower the second year.|
To start indoors, sow on surface of moist and sterile soil.
Do not cover the seeds, as they need light to germinate.
Germination time - 20-30 days at +15-+20C.
Transplant the seedlings when they are large enough to handle into 10cm pots.
Plant out in the garden in late spring or early summer.