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PlantFiles: Dwarf Ragged Robin
Lychnis flos-cuculi 'Nana'

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Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lychnis (LIK-niss) (Info)
Species: flos-cuculi (floss KOO-koo-lie) (Info)
Cultivar: Nana

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pink

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Weezingreens On Jul 31, 2005, Weezingreens from Seward, AK (Zone 3b) wrote:

This is a very compact version of L. flos-cuculi. It would be an excellent rock garden plant, but requires consistent moisture. I started mine from seed last year and the resulting plants wintered over with mulch in my USDA Zone 3 climate. They bloomed this year, and now they have many round seed heads. If it is as avid a re-seeder as the taller version, there will be lots of volunteers next year.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Bear Creek, Alaska
Fullerton, Pennsylvania
Kalama, Washington



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