White Robin Lychnis flos-cuculi - 1L Pot
White Robin is an upright herbaceous perennial, with a branching and clump-forming habit. Its segmented white flowers are complemented by its lance shaped green leaves. It is the perfect adornment for beds and borders, and also helps to attract bees and other useful pollinators.
- Flower Colour: white
- Foliage Colour: green
- Approx. Growth Height: up to 45cm
- Flowering Time: summer
- Uses: gardens, beds and borders
- Tolerance: tolerant of cold temperatures
- Growing Habit: erect
- Exposure: sheltered
- Hardiness: hardy
- Rate of Growth: will reach maximum height in 2-5 years
- Light Requirements: partial shade, full sun
- Soil Requirements: chalky, clay, loamy, sand, neutral, alkaline, acid
- Moisture: moist to wet
Caring and Maintenance:
It is advised that this plant be deadheaded regularly. Propagation by division, seeds, and basal cuttings.
This plant will thrive in many soil types, in either full sun or partial shade. It generally prefers moist to boggy conditions and makes an excellent waterside marginal.
A perennial is a plant that lives for more than two years. Perennials are flowering plants which grow and bloom over the spring and summer and then die back every autumn and winter. They typically grow structures that allow them to adapt to living from one year to the next through a form of vegetative reproduction rather than seeding. Perennial plants often have deep, extensive root systems which can hold soil to prevent erosion, capture dissolved nitrogen before it can contaminate ground and surface water, and outcompete weeds. They grow very well in conditions that are poor in resources due to their earlier emergence in the spring, and the development of larger root systems which can access water and soil nutrients deeper in the soil.