LYCHNIS chalcedonica (Maltese Cross)
Lychnis Chalcedonica is an heirloom flower that has been grown in gardens since colonial times. Lush green upright growth. Dazzling scarlet flowers form dense clusters on taller stems in summer. Place toward the back of border as the flowers are held high and foliage tips can brown in late summer's heat. Often grown alongside yellow flowers to create striking plant color schemes. This perennial is also coveted by gardeners for centuries, particularly in cottage gardens.
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Scientific Name: Lychnis Chalcedonica
Common Name: Maltese Cross
Plant Type: Perennial
Family: Lychnis – Companions
Height: 24-48 "
Spread: 20-22 "
Habitat: Grassy Meadows, River valley, Open woodland, Woodland valley
Exposure: Full Sun/Partial Sun
Blooming Season: Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Resistant: Deer and Rabbit Resistant
Maintenance: Low maintenance and easy to grow
Flower Color: Red, White, Pink
Water Requirement: Average
Soil Type: Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Uses: Beds and Borders, Coastal Gardens, Informal and cottage