Rose Campion - Lychnis, just starting to bloom in front of sage bed.
Rose Campion - Lychnis coronaria
Rose campion is unforgettable in full bloom because of its abundant hot-pink flowers. But before it puts on its floral show -- and after the flowers fade -- its silvery-gray leaves are ornamental on their own.
Note: Rose campion can self-seed abundantly; some gardeners find it a bit of a pest once it's established.
Name: Lychnis coronaria
Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil
Rose of Sharon is its common name. It's proper name is hypericum calycinum
Rose of Sharon is a common name that applies to several different species of flowering plants that are highly valued throughout the world. The name's colloquial application has been used as an example of the lack of precision of common names, which potentially causes confusion. "Rose of Sharon" has also become a frequently used catch phrase in lyrics and verse.
Rose of Sharon, is a bushy shrub - can be small or large, as there are many varieties of it. It grows well in most soils, likes sun and good drainage. It can be pruned in late winter, to keep it in shape.