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Scientific Name: Silene coronaria
Pronunciation: sye-LEE-nee kore-uh-NAIR-ee-uh
Common Name: rose campion
Family Name: Caryophyllaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial, Weed (horticultural), Biennial
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
Course(s): HORT 2355

Habit: Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Rating: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Water Use: Low
Landscape Uses: Attract butterflies, Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Perennial border
Additional Info: Google. Cultivars shown may include S. 'Alba'.
rose campion
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Basal, Opposite, Sessile
Texture/ Venation: Pinnate venation
Surfaces: Tomentose
Colour in Fall: Silver / Grayish
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Lanceolate, Ovate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Decurrent
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Cyme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Magenta, Dark-red, White, Pink
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Jun, Jul

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown, (grey-brown)
Fruiting Time: Aug, Sep
Additional Info: Not showy

Bark or Stem Colour: Brown, Green

Propagation: Seed
Plant Care:
Maintenance:Low maintenance plant
Pest Susceptibility: Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Deer resistant, Rabbit resistant, Drought resistant
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