Ragged Robin is a lovely native plant that does well in wet soil and dappled shade. Tall flower stems and ragged petalled flowers attract pollinators
Top tip: This plant is shallow rooted so just firm the plant on top of the soil and position somewhere where it won’t be washed away.
Flowers: Late May/July
Height of plant: Leaves grow to 5-20cm, flower stems can reach up to 60cms.
Propagation: Collect seed when it has ripened and sow into constantly wet soil. Can be divided after flowering.
How to plant: Plant into any 5lt planting basket filled with heavy garden loam or Westland Aquatic Soil. Place on a shelf in the pond that is deep enough for the water to cover the soil to the recommended depth. Fill the planting basket to a depth so that the crown of the plant is level with the rim. Hold the plant securely and fill in with soil all around the roots, pressing the soil down very firmly until the planting crate is almost filled to the brim. For aesthetic purposes, the soil can then be top dressed with no more than 1cm of pea gravel.
Recommended planting depth: This a moisture loving plant so plant into reliably wet soil but not under water. Best planted with the soil surface just above the water surface.