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RAGGED ROBIN plugs (lychnis flos-cuculi)

RAGGED ROBIN plugs (lychnis flos-cuculi)
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RAGGED ROBIN plugs (lychnis flos-cuculi)RAGGED ROBIN plugs (lychnis flos-cuculi)
RAGGED ROBIN plugs (lychnis flos-cuculi)RAGGED ROBIN plugs (lychnis flos-cuculi)

RAGGED ROBIN plugs (lychnis flos-cuculi)

  Our ref: IP20_1
type - perennial
  • wildflower plant plugs
  • colour - Pink
  • Bee friendly Plant
  • Dispatched May-September
  • Plant at approx 1-4 plugs per sq. m
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minus0plus 10 plugs = £14.45
minus0plus  20 plugs = £17.85
minus0plus  50 plugs = £29.95

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Recommended planting density 1-4 plugs per sq. meter. If you require 200 or more plugs in total, special pricing may be available, please contact us or call 01452 311525 for a quotation. Plugs are available for dispatch May to September when at their best and more receptive to outdoor planting.

RHS perfect for pollinators
Perfect for pollinators

RHS Perfect for Pollinators.
The RHS Perfect for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects
in gardens. Bees, butterflies, moths, hoverflies and many others visit flowers to feed on
nectar and pollen; while doing so they transfer pollen and increase seed set
and fruit development. Find out more at: rhs.org.uk/plants

To discover further Bee friendly plants, simply enter the word "pollinators" into the search box above.


Ragged Robin- lychnis flos-cuculi takes it’s name from the ragged look of it’s pale pink petals. It’s peak flowering time is in June but individual plants can often be found flowering late into high summer. Ragged Robin is a wetland plant most often associated with damp ground and pond edges. It also grows alongside other small watercourses and in late spring a mass of plants flowering together can look quite spectacular.

Ragged Robin can be included in a water garden and will readily set seed once established..

Ragged Robin looks best growing alongside Cuckoo flower and Marsh marigolds.


How to grow Ragged Robin plants:

Ragged Robin plug plants can be introduced to their permanent planting positions from late spring through to October. Initially they should be kept well watered and left to develop for several months. When planting into established grass it is advisable to first cut the areas where the wildflower plants are to be introduced and create a small bare area up to several inches around each planting position to reduce initial competition. Given the right conditions they will develop quickly into flowering sized plants. A few Yellow rattle seeds sown around each plug may also be of benefit in the long term by reducing competition from grasses. When handling plants bare in mind that Ragged Robin has a very shallow and fragile root system.

Summary:

type - perennial, colour - Pink, height - 75 to 100cms, flowers May, June, habitat - Very Wet Grassland (eg pond edges, Water Meadow), Moist Grassland (Clay, Loams), Attracts Butterflies
Printed 19/11/2017 10:37:46
ip20_1 type perennial colour pink height 75 to 100cms flowers may june habitat very wet grassland eg pond edges water meadow moist grassland clay loams attracts butterflies rhs perfect for pollinators pollinating insects bees butterflies moths hoverflies
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