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Rose campion 'Alba'        

Lychnis coronaria

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Alba is a popular variety of Rose campion, which belongs to the Lychnis genus (Lychnis coronaria 'Alba'). Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Antique white and   Floral white and   White. When mature, blooms are roughly 2.5 cm (that's 0.97 inches in imperial) in diameter.The mature flowers take a Single form, with an approximate petal count of 5. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Buff and   Sandy brown. Leaves appear approximately as a   Grade 1 Paint Green and   Sea green colour.

Rose campion is an erect biennial (short lived perennial) that produces many branches of soft wooly silver-gray leaves and stems.1
Alba is a white flowered variety.

This variety is a Flower that typically grows as an Perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Normally growing to a mature height of 60.0 cm (1.95 feet), Alba grows with a shrub-like habit. This variety tends to bloom in late summer.

As Alba Rose campion is a low maintanence plant, it is great for beginner gardeners and those that like gardens that don't need much overseeing.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Alba have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Alba

  • Full Sun

  • Very Low

Grows best in cooler summers where the plant is not overly wet. flowers best in the second year

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water very sparingly. Keep in mind when planting that Alba is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Alba are Zone 4 and Zone 8.

Growing Alba from seed

Germinates easily from seed, pot up individually to grow on

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 0.78 inches (2.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.2 inches (0.5 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 12°C / 54°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Alba about 49 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Alba

Choose a bright sunny well drained spot in the centre to the front of the birder

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Alba is a hardy plant.

Harvesting Alba

Can be used as a cut flower but the stems are brittle

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by mid summer.

Other Names for Rose campion 'Alba'

Rose campion