Scientific Name: Silene coronaria
Common Name: rose campion
Family Name: Caryophyllaceae
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 °C)
Plant Type: Biennial, Herbaceous perennial, Weed (horticultural)
Mature Size: 0.4 - 0.7m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Attract butterflies, Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Perennial border
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Basal, Sessile, Pinnate venation, Tomentose, Lanceolate, Ovate, Entire
Flowers: Cyme, White, Pink, Magenta, Dark-red, Jun-Jul
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Aug-Sep
Key ID Features:
Leaves silvery/gray/green with a felted texture, basal and opposite when on the floral stalk; flowers rise above, mostly bright magenta; fruit crown-like, brown