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Rose Campion

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: 
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Location at Monticello: 
West Lawn
Planting Conditions: 
Full Sun
Blooming History: 
2001 May 25 to 2001 Aug 172002 May 20 to 2002 Jul 122003 May 23 to 2003 Jul 252004 May 25 to 2004 Jul 192005 May 27 to 2005 Jul 202006 May 24 to 2006 Aug 72007 May 22 to 2007 Jul 202008 May 28 to 2008 Jul 252009 May 29 to 2009 Sep 12010 May 10 to 2010 Sep 12011 May 7 to 2011 Aug 82012 May 3 to 2012 Jul 202013 May 31 to 2013 Jul 192014 Jun 5 to 2014 Jul 22015 May 18 to 2015 Jun 242016 Jun 3 to 2016 Jul 20
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