Lychnis flos-cuculi 'Nana'
Lychnis flos-cuculi 'Nana'
Lychnis flos-cuculi 'Nana'
Lychnis flos-cuculi 'Nana'
Lychnis flos-cuculi 'Nana'

Lychnis flos-cuculi 'Nana'

Ragged Robin

Caryophyllaceae

Height

30 - 40 cm

Flower colour

pink

Flowering time

June - July

Foliage colour

green

Sunlight

sun - part shade

Soil

well drained, moist moderately fertile

pH

acid - neutral - alkaline

Hardiness

grows well if soil is well drained

Plant range

the species is native to Europe including Iceland

Lychnis is a small genus in the Caryophyllaceae family, native to Eurasia and N-Africa. It is closely related to the genus Silene,  one of the differentiating characteristics being that species in the Lychnis genus have sticky flower stalks. The flowers are fairly large and often in bright shades of red or pink.

Propagation:


Division in spring.


Seed - sown January - March.

Seed just covered and stored at 20°C (68°F) until germination. Germination can be slow.

Grows on steep, sunny slopes in S-Iceland. Can be short lived.

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