Rose Campion

Lychnis coronaria

[lychnis_coronaria]

When Jefferson noted the "Lychnis bloom" at Shadwell in 1767, he was probably referring to the wooly-leaved Rose Campion, also very popular in early American gardens. Rose Campion was sold by Bernard McMahon, the Philadelphia nurseryman, in 1804.

Growth Type: Perennial Color(s): Reds, Purple, Pink, White Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8 Location at Monticello: West Lawn Planting Conditions: Full Sun Map it: 38.010007,-78.453647

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Blooming Dates 2001: May 25 – Aug 172002: May 20 – Jul 122003: May 23 – Jul 252004: May 25 – Jul 192005: May 27 – Jul 202006: May 24 – Aug 72007: May 22 – Jul 202008: May 28 – Jul 252009: May 29 – Sep 12010: May 10 – Sep 12011: May 7 – Aug 82012: May 3 – Jul 202013: May 31 – Jul 19