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botanical name:
Lychnis coronaria
Lychnis coronaria © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Dusty miller, Rose campion, Coquelourde
synonyms:  Agrostemma coronaria, Coronaria coriacea, Silene coronaria
family:  Caryophyllaceae
characteristics: annual/biennial
height: 0.80m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: silver
flower colour: red
stem/bark: silver
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -35°C
USDA zone: 4 to 9
Upright, woolly biennial or short-lived perennial. Long silver-grey basal leaves and smaller stem leaves. Long stalks carry purple-red or pale purple flowers in late summer.

Best in fairly dry, poorish soil in full sun. Dead-head to prolong flowering.

Self seeds freely.

other notes:
Native to Southern Europe.
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