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Welcome to Country Garden Seeds! Flower Seeds for your garden, for cut flowers and for wildlife. Do you dream of a beautiful garden full of scented flowers and buzzing with wildlife? Just sow a few packets of seeds for gorgeous flowers that your garden wildlife will love too. Here are some beautiful and easy plants for you to grow.
In October you can sow a batch of Hardy Annuals such as Sweet Peas which will grow to form sturdy young plants before winter sets in. Perennials and Wildflowers can also be sown now.

Lychnis flos-cuculi

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Lychnis flos-cuculi Seeds

Lychnis flos-cuculi is one of our most beautiful wildflowers. This lovely perennial plant produces slender stems topped by masses of ragged pink flowers which are very attractive. It's commonly known as Ragged Robin... you can probably see why from these photos! Petals are deeply divided and are loved by Bees and Butterflies. In fact they are great for lots of pollinating insects and recommended by the RHS too.

Lovely for damp areas in cottage gardens, wildlife gardens, wet grassland, stream sides and pond margins. Lychnis flowers in May and June. Grow in full sun with moist soil for best results. Ragged Robin grows beautifully with plants which share their love of moist soil including Marsh Marigold and Meadowsweet.

Genus Lychnis flos-cuculi Also known as Silene flos-cuculi

Common name Ragged Robin
Plant Type Perennial. Wildflower
Height & Spread 30-60cm (1-2 feet) tall x 30cm (12 inches) spread
Sow Seeds Sow seeds indoors in plugs anytime from spring to autumn. Cover very lightly and keep the compost moist. Alternatively sow direct in Spring or Autumn.
Thin/Plant Out In the garden allow a minimum space of 30cm per plant.
Conditions Required Lychnis loves very moist soil. They prefer an open site with plenty of sunshine.
Flower Production Flowers from May to June.
Maintenance Once established allow seed heads to form then Lychnis flos-cuculi will self sow.
Planting Combinations Ragged Robin grows particularly well with other moisture loving plants such as Marsh Marigold and Meadowsweet.

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