About Lychnis Coronaria
This plant produces the most incredible bouquet of vibrant magenta flowers that I have ever seen! The leaves too, are soft, wooly and silver. Lychnis Coronaria are so adaptable in sunny dry places as well as dry part shade areas. This is an old cottage garden plant. It is also known as "Rose Campion". Penn State, Rutgers, and Montana State University all list Lychnis as a deer resistant plant.
Planting and Growing Lychnis
Make sure your Lychnis “harden off” to cool nights and windy conditions before planting. This requires leaving them outside in a protected area for a few days otherwise, they may wilt after planting. Choose an area that is mostly sunny. Prepare your planting hole by turning the soil at least a shovel size deep and wide and be sure the hole is filled with plenty of organic matter for best results. Remove your plant from its pack and gently loosen the root ball. Plant deep enough to cover the top of the root ball. Press down firmly on the soil and then water it in. Consider fertilizing once or twice a season. You can mulch if you like but not too close to the plant to avoid rot. Clip spent blooms for a second flush of flowers!