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Ragged Robin in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Lychnis flos cuculi

 

Ragged Robin

Ragged Robin, common in the British countryside,is a deciduous plant that has simple lance-shaped leaves, and pink "ragged" deeply cut star-shaped flowers in clusters from late Spring into early Summer.

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plant Features
  • Ragged Robin likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Ragged Robin likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Ragged Robin is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Ragged Robin likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
Available to buy from 2 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Ragged Robin

Latin name

Lychnis flos cuculi

type

Perennial

family

Caryophyllaceae

ph

5.5 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Ragged Robin likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Ragged Robin is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Ragged Robin likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Ragged Robin likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Ragged Robin is 0.30meters x 0.50meters 0.30 M 0.50 M

Lychnis flos cuculi

Ragged Robin, common in the British countryside,is a deciduous plant that has simple lance-shaped leaves, and pink "ragged" deeply cut star-shaped flowers in clusters from late Spring into early Summer.


Flowering

From Late Spring TO Mid Summer

Ragged Robin flowers from late Spring to mid Summer - sometimes longer, if dead-headed regularly

 

Planting

From Late Spring TO Early Summer

Plant out seedlings when they have at least 3 pairs of true leaves, and after they have been hardened off for a few days.

 

Propagating by seed

From Mid Spring TO Mid Spring

Sow seed in potting compost in mid Spring

 
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