perennial

White Rose Campion

Lychnis coronaria 'Alba'

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White Rose Campion (Lychnis coronaria 'Alba') at Shelmerdine Garden Center

Lychnis coronaria 'Alba' flowers

Lychnis coronaria 'Alba' flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

White Rose Campion (Lychnis coronaria 'Alba') at Shelmerdine Garden Center

Lychnis coronaria 'Alba' in bloom

Lychnis coronaria 'Alba' in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Plant Height:  24 inches

Flower Height:  3 feet

Spacing:  18 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  2b

Ornamental Features

White Rose Campion has masses of beautiful white flowers at the ends of the stems from early to mid summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive tomentose pointy leaves remain gray in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The silver stems can be quite attractive.

Landscape Attributes

White Rose Campion is an open herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Self-Seeding

White Rose Campion is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

White Rose Campion will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity extending to 3 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 3 years.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Naturalizing 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Bark  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

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7800 Roblin Boulevard
Headingley, MB R4H 1B6

Phone: 204.895.7203
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