Ragged robin is such a sorry name for such an exquisite plant. Lychnis flos-cuculi
looks more like a rock garden plant than a lover of moist spots. Very attractive to butterflies, the two-foot plant is covered with delicate, fringed, pale pink blossoms in early summer. It forms an attractive tuft the rest of the year.
Sow the seed in average soil but keep moist, in full sun to very light shade, from spring through late summer. Blooms the second year from seed. Hardy perennial.
I've searched for a year to find the right source of French native wildflower seeds to offer you. Here they are! Certified organically grown, these seeds are produced on a family flower farm in the Massif Central
. One hundred percent of the process is artisanal, right down to the seed packets which are decorated with drawings of the content plants by the owner.
Size: 0.5 g (about 2000 seeds)