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Lychnis flos-cuculi Petite Jenny

Ragged Robin

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Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.

Lavender-pink double flowers cluster on slender branching stems. Ragged Robin will rock your garden all summer long. Abundant showy flowers are sterile, so no seeding! Prefers a moist, well-drained site.

Lychnis Petite Jenny is a noteworthy pollinator attractor. Butterflies, hummingbirds and bees will add additional color and movement throughout its pretty blossoms. Not favored by deer. Native to Europe and Asia, it grows there along roads and in moist pastures and meadows. Lovely around the edge of ponds.

Details

Type: Perennials
Height: Short 12-14"
Spacing: Plant 16-18" apart
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Half Sun / Half Shade
Zones: 5-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy, Acidic
Flower: Pink
Accent: Lavender
Patent: PP27,495 'Lychjenpet'
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds

Lychnis General Information

Lychnis are old-fashioned, hardy, trouble-free plants. Reliable and long lived. Flowers are attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Long-blooming flowers are beautiful fillers for cut flower arrangements. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Lychnis Plant Care

Cut back plant by 1/3 when first blooms begin to fade. Divide periodically in spring. Prefers a well-drained winter site.