Also known as
Crow Flower, Crow Soap, Cuckoo, Cuckoo Flower, Cuckoo Gilliflower, Cuckoo Hood, Indian Pink, Marsh Gilliflower, Meadow Lychnis, Meadow Pink, Wild William
XN Lychnis flos cuculi by Guido Gerding (CC-BY-SA-3.0)
5 years to reach maturity
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Ragged Robin Overview
Silene flos-cuculi was recently reclassified from Lychnis flos-cuculi. Silene flos-cuculi is a deciduous perennial plant from the Caryophyllaceae family. Commonly known by the names Ragged Robin, Cuckoo Flower and Meadow Pink, amongst others. It has an upright habit, growing to around 70cm in height. Ragged Robin forms branched stems with lance-shaped leaves arranged oppositely on stems. Flowers are rose-pink and star-shaped, with divided petals. This species is part of the Royal Horticultural Society “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!
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