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Lychnis chalcedonica

Common Name(s):
Maltese cross
Category:
Perennials
Comment:

A number of hybrids of Lychnis occur, offering variation in plant height and flower color. Mulch well in winter in the higher mountain areas. The brilliant scarlet flowers of Maltese cross are very eye catching in the garden.

Season:
late spring to early summer
Height:
18-24 in.
Flower Color:
brilliant scarlet
Hardiness:
6-8
Propagation:
division spring or fall, seed
Exposure:
partial shade to full sun
Soil:
moist, well drained, fertile soil
Regions:
Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain
Origin:
Russia
Tags:
sun, summer, perennial, red, partial shade, spring

NCCES plant id: 742

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