Lychnis flos-cuculi Little Robin description
Shredded cream pink flowers in spring and early summer.
The shiny, evergreen foliage is very compact and dark green.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
A bat friendly plant.
Can tolerate a coastal aspect with a certain amount of salt laden air.
How easy is it to grow:
Good for the front of a border, containers, alpine bed, rockery, or by a patio and it can be a bit tricky – it often looks rather rough after the winter and resents a soil that is too dry.
We have plenty more alpine plants for sale – many are easy to grow.
Common name: Dwarf Ragged Robin.
The best position in the garden:
Sun or semi shade.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil where not too dry, also tolerates acidic soil, or chalky soil.
How much moisture:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Size of plant:
Height 10 cm.
Spread 30 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 10 plants per square metre.