Lychnis flos cuculi 'White Robin'

Lychnis flos-cuculi ‘White Robin’

Ragged robin

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

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Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Lychnis flos-cuculi 'White Robin'
  • Common name: Ragged robin
  • Family: Caryophyllaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Ragged robin, Lychnis flos-cuculi, is found growing naturally in damp places in Europe, Caucasus and Siberia. With an upright or spreading habit, ragged robin has blue-green, lance-shaped leaves at the base of the plant, becoming more rounded further up the stem. In summer loose, flat flower heads carry star-shaped flowers with deeply cut petals, which vary in colour from purple-pink to white.

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Lychnis flos cuculi ‘White Robin’ is a lovely white-flowered variety. It’s perfect for growing in damp borders, around the edge of ponds and in wildlife gardens. Plant in boggy soil in full sun to partial shade.

How to grow Lychnis 'White Robin'

  • Plant size

    75cm height

    80cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade
  • Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist / boggy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do not Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do not Sow in September

Do not Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Lychnis 'White Robin' and wildlife

Lychnis 'White Robin' is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Lychnis 'White Robin' poisonous?

Lychnis 'White Robin' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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