Ragged robin (Lychnis flos-cuculi). Native.


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Ragged robin (Lychnis flos-cuculi). Native.

Ragged robin (Lychnis flos-cuculi) is a pretty, native plant. Produces its pink, star shaped flowers in late spring/early summer. This is a moisture loving plant that grows in marshes and damp woodlands. Its name is inspired by the frilled edges on its pink flowers.

It is a perfect wildlife plant attractive to butterflies, bees, dragonflies and other pollinators. It will be happy around the edges of your pond in a moist bog garden or in damp wildflower pastures or marshy grounds.

  • Prefers moist, well-drained soil.
  • Plant in sun or partial shade.
  • Flowers from late spring to late summer.
  • Easy to maintain providing it is planted in soil that does not dry out in summer.
  • Quite a vigorous plant forming clumps of 3ft.wide x 2 1/2 feet high when mature
  • Cut back after flowering.
  • We ship all plants bareroot.  This means that we wash the soil from the roots before shipping.  During summer months we may need to trim back some foliage for shipping.
  • Contact us if you require more information.  We are available between 08:30am and 16:30pm Monday to Friday and also via our email.  Our plant team will be happy to help with any queries you may have.
  • Product Code: P0250