Answer to the Front Page Picture of the Week Question
for Apr 17th - Apr 24th, 2006
This is rose campion, Lychnis coronaria. This biennial herb was used by the Greeks for garlands. Rose campion seeds itself freely in the sunny garden, and the woolly leaves are attractive even when the plant is not in flower. It is hardy in USDA hardiness zones 4 through 8. You can see rose campion in the National Herb Garden.