Sublimely subtle colours
We know the colour of carmine and we know pure white; here we have Lychnis coronaria 'Angel's Blush'. Its white flowers produce a tender blush of pink.
Rose campion's simple flowers create an old-fashioned ambiance. It self-seeds wherever it pleases... along a path, between two stones or in the crack of an old wall.
Lychnis coronaria 'Angel's Blush' may be an ephemeral perennial, but it pops up naturally all over the place. Once you have it, rose campion stays forever!
In autumn, winter and spring it forms a tight cushion of downy, very silvery, lanceolate leaves. And come summertime, the upright floral stems bear sweet flowers to delight the butterflies.
For dry rockeries, gravel gardens, paving, edging.
Grow in the sun in ordinary, light soil, which can be poor and dry, and well-drained in winter.
Maintenance: trim the basal leaves at the end of winter. You can replant the new self-seeded plants in early spring or autumn.
Note: carmine is the dominant colour of Lychnis coronaria. If you already have this species in your garden, it will be difficult to maintain the original colour of Lychnis coronaria 'Angel's Blush' over several generations.
- 0,7 litre pot
- Hardiness zones :
- Height: 70 to 100cm
- Plant spacing: 40 cm
- Flower colour: white
- Flowering period: summer flowers