Silene coronaria is also known as the Lychnis coronaria, Agrostemma coronaria, Agrostemma tomentosum, Rose Campion, Dusty Miller, Mullein-Pink, or Bloody William. It is from the Caryophyllaceae family of plants. Silene coronaria is native to Europe and Asia. The name coronaria in Latin means used for garlands. Silene coronaria is a biennial or short-lived perennial.
Silene coronaria grows to 80cm or 30in tall. It has grayish-green leaves. The leaves are single and hairy and soft. It flowers in summer in July. The flowers are about 3cm or 1in width. They are purplish-pink or magenta color.
How to grow Silene coronaria:
Grow Silene coronaria in the sun or partial shade. Plant it in moderately fertile soil that is well-drained. Deadhead its flowers to prolong flowering. Silene coronaria is a disease-free. Watch out for slugs. Propagate by seed. Silene coronaria self-seeds.
Other names Silene coronaria is known by, includes:
Crown of the Field
Red Bird’s Eye
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