Ragged Robin (Silene flos-cuculi)

Botanical names:
Silene flos-cuculi Accepted
Lychnis flos-cuculi Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 20-28 inches
Plant Spread: 12-16 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Semi-evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Propagation: Seeds: Depth to plant seed: cover the seeds very thin
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Offsets
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Bees
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Location: Castlegar BC CanadaDate: May 2019Year three zone 5b
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Location: Nature reserve, Gent, BelgiumDate: 2012-05-21
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Location: Whitesboro, NY (Utica area)Date: 2018-06-09
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Location: Nature Reserve Gent, BelgiumDate: 2006-05-12
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2008-05-21
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Location: My garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: 2013-07-24
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Location: ILDate: 2009-08-01
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Location: Indiana  zone 5Date: 2016-04-31
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Location: Whitesboro, NY (Utica area)Date: 2018-07-07
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8bDate: 2012-05-19
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2006-09-02
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8bDate: 2012-05-19
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Comments:
Posted by Joy (Kalama, Wa. - Zone 8b) on May 22, 2012 4:26 PM

Can self sow to the point of being weedy, but easy to pull out when young.

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Posted by gardengus (Indiana Zone 5b) on May 31, 2016 12:20 PM

My first year blooms with this plant as a wintersown seedling last year.
Very impressed with the mass of pink lacy looking flowers lasting a full 6 weeks.
Very prolific seed producer
Looks to need deadheading to reduce the number of seeds.
given no special care water / fertilizer etc... here.

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