Lychnis flos-cuculi - Ragged Robin
Lychnis flos-cuculi, is found growing naturally in damp places in Europe, Caucasus and Siberia. It is an understated hardy perennial perfect for growing in damp borders. With an upright or spreading habit, ragged robin forms a rosette of low growing blue-green, lance-shaped leaves at the base of the plant, becoming more rounded further up the stem. Flower stems can vary from 20cm-90cm tall. In summer loose, flat flower heads carry star-shaped flowers with deeply cut petals, which vary in colour from purple-pink to white. Blooms are generally present from May – August and butterflies and long-tongue bees like to feed on the flowers nectar.