Crown Pink

8 Jun

Crown Pink (Lychnis coronaria), evergreen to deciduous, 2 to 3 feet in height, equal spread, tall spikes of magenta flowers spring and early summer, gray-white foliage covered in white hais, full sun, drought tolerant, reseeds.

These old-fashioned garden flowers all tolerate poor soils.

 

Lychnis coronaria is  from southeastern Europe. Grows 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 ft. tall, 1 1/2 ft. wide, with attractive, silky white foliage and magenta to crimson flowers a little less than an inch across. Effective massed.

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