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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
red campion adder's flower
devil's flower hare's eye mother-die poor robin ragged Jack red lychnis robins soldiers white soapwort
Lychnis dioica Lychnis diurna
Lychnis sylvestris Melandrium rubrum Melandrium sylvestre Silene diurna Silene rubra
Lychnis can be biennials or perennials, with simple leaves and tubular, salver-shaped or star-shaped flowers in terminal clusters
Red campion is a short-lived perennial t bears its male and female flowers on separate plants. Plants form clumps of downy leaves from which emerge flowering stems up to 1m in height. Flowering is mainly in late spring. Flowers have five deeply notched, pink petals. Seed capsules have toothed edges as they open to disperse ripe seed on female plants
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained
SoilLoam, Sand, Chalk
Time to ultimate height
Occurs naturally on well-drained, moderately fertile soils. Dislikes waterlogging so is rarely found on heavy clay. A flower of hedgerows and semi-shaded places
Propagate by seed
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Wildflower meadow Wildlife Gardens
Pruning None required
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