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botanical name:
Lychnis flos-cuculi
Lychnis flos-cuculi © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Ragged robin
family:  Caryophyllaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.75m
width: 0.80m
growth rate:
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -35°C
USDA zone: 4 to 9
Slender, spreading, sparsely hairy wildflower of damp places from Europe to Siberia. Mid to bluish green, inversely lance-shaped basal leaves and small, clasping stem leaves. Loose, branched cymes of star-shaped purplish-pink, occasionally white, flowers with petals deeply cut into four linear segments.

Moist, fertile soil in full sun or partial shade. Dead-head to prolong flowering.

Self seeds freely.

Good plant for the wild garden.

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