Growing Calendar for Ragged Robin - Lychnis flos-cuculi Plants
Delivery: Early April to Late May
A delightful perennial of damp woodland and watersides. It can still be found growing wild across Northern Ireland, but has declined in many areas in recent years. Bears unusual pink flowers with raggedy looking petals that are loved by butterflies.
These flowers are delivered to you as young plants that are around 12cm (5in) from root to tip.
Plants at this stage are at the perfect stage of development to grow and flower really fast once planted.
If you receive your plants before April pot up into larger pots and plant out into containers or beds from April onwards.
On a pleasant and dry spring or summer day plant out into soil and water well. As the plants start to flower add a high potassium fertiliser to give your flowers a real boost.
Perennial plants are the mainstay of the flower garden; many will flower all summer, becoming dormant in autumn to reappear in spring. Perennials tend to be non-fussy plants and are easy to look after - they just need the old stems cutting back in late autumn, which helps to promote new stems and vigorous growth the following spring, getting bigger and better every year!
Advice on how to plant bare roots.
See details on the size of the plants and how we deliver our various plants to you!
Herbaceous Perennials are an important part of any mixed planting scheme.
Our products are all grown with the utmost care and to high standards of quality. We regularly check our nursery stock to determine exactly when they will be at the optimum time for despatch.
We despatch our fresh, nursery-grown live plants (including vegetables, trees and flowers) when they are at a stage of growth ready for you, the customer, to plant on at home.
The delivery period shown on your order confirmation indicates when you can expect to receive your order and we will endeavour to despatch your plants in this period within 7-14 days
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