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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
ragged robin crow flower
crow soap cuckoo cuckoo flower cuckoo gilliflower cuckoo hood Indian pink marsh gilliflower meadow lychnis meadow pink wild William
Lychnis can be biennials or perennials, with simple leaves and tubular, salver-shaped or star-shaped flowers in terminal clusters
L. flos-cuculi is an upright perennial to 70cm, with branched stems bearing opposite, lance-shaped leaves and, in late spring and early summer, terminal clusters of star-shaped deep rose-pink flowers, each petal deeply cut into 4 narrow segments
Eur. Cauc. Russia
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Clay, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Thrives in a moist, moderately fertile soil in sun or part shade. Well suited to moist meadows or wild gardens
Propagate by seed, division or take basal cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
Cottage & Informal Garden Wildflower meadow Wildlife Gardens
Pruning Deadhead to prolong flowering
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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