Ly­ch­nis flos-cu­culi Jenny (= ‘Ly­ch­jen’)

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With pow­der-puff, pink blooms, this is a de­light­ful take on the na­tive ragged robin. It re­sents dry­ing out – much like its res­i­dent cousin – and is best grown in a cooler, damp bor­der, although it also does very well in a pot. I tend to use it in pots or slipped into the bor­der as a filler, es­pe­cially among cold blues. I also cut flow­ers for the house as it does par­tic­u­larly well. The flow­ers are very long last­ing and can be had from May into Au­gust; dead­head­ing and light pea-stick­ing will help keep the show go­ing. Height 40cm. Ori­gin Gar­den ori­gin. Con­di­tions Moist soil that does not dry out; part shade. Har­di­ness RHS H7, USDA 4a-8b. Sea­son Spring into summer.

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