‘Petite Jenny’ Ragged Robin, a Plant We Love

 

This double-flowered little beauty is a dwarf form of the popular Blooms of Bressingham introduction Lychnis ‘Jenny’. The compact bushy clumps, just 14 inches tall, are topped with masses of soft lavender-pink flowers from early summer into autumn. As an added bonus, this beauty has a longer blooming period because its flowers are sterile. Discovered by Paul Gooderham in Bressingham, UK, in a patch of its parent, ‘Jenny.’

Lychnis Petite Jenny,

Common Name: ‘Petite Jenny’ ragged robin
Botanical Name: Lychnis flos-cuculi ‘Petite Jenny’
Flowers: Frilly pink, deeply lobed
Blooms: Early summer to autumn
Height: 14 inches
Spread: 12–18 inches
USDA Zones: 5–7

 

Plant this flower in an area where it will receive plenty of attention, such as a raised garden, a container, a rock garden (with deep planting spaces) or along the walk of a cottage garden. Requires full sun to part shade and moderate water to thrive. Attracts butterflies and is deer resistant.

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