Many gardeners know about Rose Campion, with its screaming-bright magenta flowers that are dotted atop beautiful silver colored foliage.
Rose Campion, meet your cousin - Arkwright's Campion.
|Arkwright's Campion 'Vesuvius'|
Also a short-lived perennial, this Campion makes an equally impressive, if different, statement in the garden.
The flowers are a molten-orange color, only made brighter by the dark foliage that acts as the perfect foil.
|There's a reason that the cultivar 'Vesuvius' was named after a volcano!|
According to some sources, Arkwright's Campion is more temperamental and not as hardy as some of its other relatives (which might actually be a good thing, since others in this family can become invasive due to their prolific self-seeding). This is the first year my mother-in-law has had it in her garden, so we shall see!
So far, we're loving it.