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Lychnis Rose Campion Angels blush Plant-PERENNIAL

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Also known as Rose campion this short-lived perennial forms a low mound of felted silvery-grey leaves, bearing upright stems in summer with loads of round white flowers, with a blush of baby pink in the centre.

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Lychnis Rose Campion Angels blush Plant-PERENNIAL

PERENNIAL FLOWER LYCHNIS ROSE CAMPION ANGELS BLUSH. Also known as Rose campion this short-lived perennial forms a low mound of felted silvery-grey leaves, bearing upright stems in summer with loads of round white flowers, with a blush of baby pink in the centre. Readily self-seeds and new seedlings can be moved early spring / late autumn. Drought tolerant once established. Height 75cm. Spread 45cm.

Cultivation Advice for PERENNIAL FLOWER LYCHNIS ROSE CAMPION ANGELS BLUSH

  • Plant Lychnis coronaria ‘Angel’s Blush’ in early spring or early autumn when the soil is workable and temperatures are mild.
  • Choose well-draining soil with moderate fertility. Amending with compost or organic matter helps improve soil structure.
  • Prefers full sun but can tolerate partial shade. Aim for at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily for optimal growth and flowering.
  • Maintain even moisture levels, especially during the establishment phase. Once established, it is somewhat drought-tolerant but benefits from regular watering.
  • A light application of balanced fertilizer in spring encourages healthy growth. Avoid excessive fertilization to prevent leggy growth.
  • Plant seedlings or transplants about 12-18 inches apart. Set them at the same depth as they were in their nursery containers.
  • Apply a layer of mulch around the plants to retain moisture and suppress weed growth. Keep the area weed-free to reduce competition.
  • Deadhead spent flowers regularly to prolong blooming. Pruning after flowering helps maintain plant shape and encourages new growth.
  • Generally resistant to pests and diseases. However, monitor for aphids or leaf spot and treat accordingly if detected.
  • Consider providing a light layer of mulch around the base to protect roots in colder climates during winter.
  • Ideal for borders, cottage gardens, or mixed perennial beds. Regular maintenance, deadheading, and occasional division maintain plant vigor.
  • Pair with other sun-loving perennials or use as an accent plant. Combine with plants that complement its color scheme for a visually appealing garden.
  • Division every few years rejuvenates the plant and prevents overcrowding, promoting healthier growth and prolonged blooming.
  • Rose Campion adds a pop of color to garden beds and attracts pollinators like bees and butterflies, contributing to garden biodiversity.
  • The colorful blooms of Lychnis coronaria ‘Angel’s Blush’ attract various pollinators, enhancing the garden’s ecosystem
  • Once established, it displays good tolerance to dry conditions. Reduce watering frequency but ensure adequate moisture during hot, dry spells.
  • Ensure the soil is well-draining; this plant doesn’t thrive in waterlogged conditions. Improve drainage by adding sand or organic matter if necessary.
  • Aim for a slightly alkaline to neutral pH level (around 6.0 to 7.5).
  • Lychnis coronaria ‘Angel’s Blush’ is adaptable but prefers moderate temperatures. It can tolerate heat but may appreciate some shade during intense summer heat.
  • Water deeply but infrequently to encourage deep root growth. Allow the soil to dry slightly between waterings to prevent root rot.
  • Early morning watering is ideal to ensure foliage dries during the day, reducing the risk of fungal diseases.
  • An application of a balanced fertilizer in spring supports healthy growth. Avoid over-fertilization, which might lead to excessive foliage at the expense of flowers.
  • Regularly remove spent flowers to promote continuous blooming and prevent self-seeding, particularly if you wish to control its spread.
  • In regions with harsh winters, a layer of mulch around the base can protect the roots from freezing temperatures.
  • This plant adapts well to containers. Ensure the pot has drainage holes and use a well-draining potting mix to avoid waterlogging.
  • Good air circulation is essential to prevent fungal issues. Space plants adequately to ensure proper airflow.
  • Inspect the plants regularly for signs of disease or pest infestations and take necessary measures promptly.
  • Pair Lychnis coronaria ‘Angel’s Blush’ with plants that complement its color palette and growth habits. Consider combining with low-growing perennials for an attractive display.
  • Regular division every three to four years rejuvenates the plant and prevents overcrowding, enhancing its vigor and flowering.
  • Rose Campion’s blooms attract beneficial insects like bees and butterflies, supporting the garden’s ecosystem.

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180

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