Rose Campion - Silene coronaria

    Alt Name
    Lychnis coronaria

    An attractive plant with silver woolly leaves and bright magenta flowers.

    Identification difficulty

    Casual garden escape that may establish in waste places or on disturbed ground.

    When to see it

    Flowers July to September.

    Life History

    Hardy short lived perennial.

    UK Status

    Widespread but infrequent casual in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon casual in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map