Some years I toss the seeds about and in two years I have loads of it.
Other years I pull it out because it is such a bold color. It does not live well next to red and dark orange (though to my eyes a light orange is OK) and I have a lot of red/orange flowers that will bloom this week. I am sure I will be yanking a few plants out.
One plant it goes very well with is silver artemesia.
It's great with feverfew.
Mallow's a good companion.
I find it interesting with the smokebush shrub
Here are a few facts about lychnis to enhance your daily life:
It's an herb.
It's a biennial. (There seems to be some discrepancy about this. I have seen many places where they say it is perennial. I can say that in my garden it behaves as a biennial)
It was once used for candle wicks.
The root contains saponins, a soap substitute. If the root is mashed and boiled, it will lather and can be used for washing clothes, hair etc. In the event of a national soap shortage, I will still be able to have clean hair--I sleep easier at night knowing this. :)
There. More than you ever wanted to know about rose campion.