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Ragged Robin Seeds - Lychnis flos-cuculi - Wildflower

Type: Hardy Perennial Wildflower
Approximate height: Up to 70 cm
Flowering Time: May to August
Site and soil type: Prefers moist soil in sun or partial shade
When to sow: Spring to early autumn
Where to sow Outside, direct into soil. Inside, into seed trays, modules or pots.
Packet contents: Approximately 1200 seeds / 0.24 g

Ragged Robin is an upright plant with pink flowers and is also known as Cuckoo Gilliflower, Crow flower and Wild William.

It is popular with bumblebees, butterflies and Honeybees and it will self seed once established.

A good plant for a damp, sunny or shady spot.

Ragged Robin provides food for the following creatures: 

  • Bumblebees and honeybees
  • Butterflies
  • Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth   🦋
  • An "RHS Plants for Pollinators" plant **

All our seed packets include sowing instructions.

Jemima’s Garden seeds are plastic free and reyclable. They’re contained in an inner glassine envelope, (made from pine wood cellulose), and an outer Kraft paper seed packet. Any shipping packaging is also plastic free and recyclable.

Key to symbols:

🐛 A food plant for the caterpillar

🦋 Provides nectar for the adult moth or butterfly

🦇 Listed in: Bat Conservation Trust Encouraging bats, A guide for bat-friendly gardening and living

🦇 (RHS)  Listed in the RHS Plants for Bats list

** RHS Plants for Pollinators. The RHS Plants for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects. Find out more at

** The Royal Horticultural Society, and its logo, are trade marks of The Royal Horticultural Society (Registered Charity No 222879/SC038262) and used under licence.