Campion is a study in contrasts. Its flowers are neon-brilliant, in magentas, bright yellows, oranges, reds, and white. And then the foliage is often silvery gray, which sets off the flowers strikingly. The showy flowers are borne singly, in pairs or clusters. The most popular campions have silvery foliage, but the lance-shape leaves can also be dark green.
Campion tends to be short-lived but seeds itself freely, which may be a blessing or a curse. The plant does best in areas with cooler summers.
- Sun,Part Sun
- Plant Type:
- Plant Height:
- 8 inches to 4 feet tall
- Plant Width:
- 1-2 feet wide
- Bloom Time:
- Blooms late spring and mid- to late summer, depending on variety
- Landscape Uses:
- Containers,Beds & Borders,Groundcover
- Special Features:
- Flowers,Attractive Foliage,Cut Flowers,Attracts Hummingbirds,Attracts Butterflies,Drought Tolerant,Deer Resistant,Easy to Grow
Easy Slope Garden Plan
Fragrant Entry Garden Plan
Seaside Problem-Solving Garden Plan
Colorful Front Entry Garden Plan 2
Yellow, gold, and brownish varieties of daylily provide lovely color combinations with contrasting flower shapes for orange and red campions in full sun.Salvia
'Blue Hill' salvia sports upright spikes of small, two-lipped pale blue flowers that play off well against campion's vibrant tones. They enjoy similar conditions.Shasta daisy
The large white daisy flowers of Shasta daisy combine well with most types of campion, but especially with Maltese cross.
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