LYCHNIS flos-cuculi 'White Robin'

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LYCHNIS flos-cuculi 'White Robin'

Ragged Robin, Cuckoo Flower
Select Item No. LA486

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Origin: Selection. Europe, rare in the South, naturalized Quebec to Pennsilvania: meadows, damp and wet grasslands.
Special Features: Pure white flowers on sturdy reddish stems, each petal deeply four-lobed, perfectly true from seed. Good for pond bank or streamside plantings. Attractive for butterflies and other pollinators. Suitable for natural landscaping. Use for low maintenance plantings. Easy to grow.
Historical: Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 2004.
 
Basic Colour: (white / cream)
Flower Colour: pure white
Natural Flowering Period: May - June
Flowering: First year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z8
Foliage: deep green, narrow, lanceolate
Growth Habit: erect / clumping
Height with Flowers: 40 cm
Spacing between Plants: 30 cm
Soil Requirements: moist / average
Location:
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.15385 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
6500
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
0.5 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 3 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 128 / 288
Sowing Direction:

(16) See 15 with the exception of germination being slower and more irregular. This poses no problems.

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Anytime
Sowing to Germination: 2 - 3 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 10 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2") / 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
Vernalization: No vernalization required for flowering in the first year.
Forcing: This species is not a suitable candidate for forcing.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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