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Lychnis flos-cuculi var. albiflora (White ragged robin)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.7m
Max height
0.8m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Lychnis flos-cuculi var. albiflora

Other names

White ragged robin

Genus

Lychnis Lychnis

Species

L. flos-cuculi var. albiflora - L. flos-cuculi var. albiflora is an upright to spreading, herbaceous perennial with branching stems bearing lance-shaped, mid- to blue-green leaves and loose, terminal clusters of star-shaped, deeply cut, white flowers in late spring and early summer.


Lychnis flos-cuculi var. albiflora is: Deciduous

Habit

Upright

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Deadhead to encourage further flowering.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Lychnis flos-cuculi var. albiflora (White ragged robin) will reach a height of 0.7m and a spread of 0.8m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Bees (attract & feed bees), Bog garden, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Prairie planting, Waterside, Wildflower, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Lychnis flos-cuculi var. albiflora

Other names

White ragged robin

Genus

Lychnis Lychnis

Species

L. flos-cuculi var. albiflora - L. flos-cuculi var. albiflora is an upright to spreading, herbaceous perennial with branching stems bearing lance-shaped, mid- to blue-green leaves and loose, terminal clusters of star-shaped, deeply cut, white flowers in late spring and early summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Upright


Colour

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Deadhead to encourage further flowering.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Lychnis flos-cuculi var. albiflora (White ragged robin) will reach a height of 0.7m and a spread of 0.8m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Bees (attract & feed bees), Bog garden, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Prairie planting, Waterside, Wildflower, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

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