This article has been marked as incomplete and in need of reformatting. Please help us to improve it.

Practical Plants is a community wiki. You can edit this page to improve the quality of the information it contains. To learn how, please read the editing guide.

Uses

Toxic parts

This plant contains saponins[1]. Although fairly toxic, these substances are poorly absorbed by the body, most passing straight through without any harm. Saponins can be found in a number of common foods such as some beans. Saponins are much more toxic to some creatures, such as fish, and hunting tribes have traditionally put large quantities of them in streams, lakes etc in order to stupefy or kill the fish[K].

Edible uses

There are no edible uses listed for Lychnis flos-cuculi.

Material uses

The root contains saponins, a soap substitute that can be used for washing clothes, hair etc. It is extracted by boiling the roots in water[1]. Do not overboil the roots because this will break down the saponins[K].

Unknown part

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Lychnis flos-cuculi.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer.

The seed can also be sown in situ in spring or early autumn though this requires more seed.

Division in spring or autumn[2]. Very easy, larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.

Practical Plants is currently lacking information on propagation instructions of Lychnis flos-cuculi. Help us fill in the blanks! Edit this page to add your knowledge.



Cultivation

An easily grown plant, succeeding in ordinary garden soil so long as it is moist, and also doing well in a bog garden[3]. It prefers a sunny position[4].

Plants succeed in damp woodlands or damp meadows[2].

At least one named form has been selected for its ornamental value[5].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Lychnis flos-cuculi. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Lychnis flos-cuculi.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Lychnis flos-cuculi
Genus
Lychnis
Family
Caryophyllaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
6
Heat Zone
?
Water
high
Sun
full sun
Shade
light shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    None listed.
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    ?
    Herbaceous or Woody
    ?
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    ?
    Mature Size
    Fertility
    ?
    Pollinators
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type

    "image:Firletka poszarpana - portret 648.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. "image:Firletka poszarpana - portret 648.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. "image:Firletka poszarpana - portret 648.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.

    "image:Firletka poszarpana - portret 648.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. "image:Firletka poszarpana - portret 648.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.


    "image:Firletka poszarpana - portret 648.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.

    "image:Firletka poszarpana - portret 648.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.

    "image:Firletka poszarpana - portret 648.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki., "image:Firletka poszarpana - portret 648.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki., "image:Firletka poszarpana - portret 648.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. "image:Firletka poszarpana - portret 648.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki., "image:Firletka poszarpana - portret 648.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki., "image:Firletka poszarpana - portret 648.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.

    "image:Firletka poszarpana - portret 648.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.






    References

    1. ? 1.01.11.2 Riotte. L. Companion Planting for Successful Gardening. Garden Way, Vermont, USA. ISBN 0-88266-064-0 (1978-00-00)
    2. ? 2.02.12.2 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
    3. ? F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
    4. ? Sanders. T. W. Popular Hardy Perennials. Collingridge (1926-00-00)
    5. ? Phillips. R. & Rix. M. Perennials Volumes 1 and 2. Pan Books ISBN 0-330-30936-9 (1991-00-00)
    6. ? Clapham, Tootin and Warburg. Flora of the British Isles. Cambridge University Press (1962-00-00)

    "image:Firletka poszarpana - portret 648.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.