A good friend brought me a cup full (yep. A whole cup!) of Rose Campion seeds that had been given to her. We sowed about a tablespoon or so of them into a flat last week. I think every last seed germinated. There are SO many seedlings!
I love this plant, but have never had any success with it. So, here are my questions.
Does this plant need dry conditions? (I suspect so since the leaves are silver.)
Does it bloom all summer or only in early summer?
Is it, by any chance, what I think of as a cool weather annual? My friend said that some of hers from last year are already coming up in her garden. The ground is still COLD!
I know it reseeds, but it never has for me. Now I do know the answer to that. The seeds need light to germinate. I mulch everything within an inch of its life. THAT I can fix.
Thanks for your help. I really want to find a place for some of them in my garden. We're going to pot up the rest and sell them at the Farmers Market for Relay for Life. I'm signing up any and all comers to help! and bring pots! :)