- Common Name(s):
- Maltese cross
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.
- late spring to early summer
- 18-24 in.
- Flower Color:
- brilliant scarlet
- division spring or fall, seed
- partial shade to full sun
- moist, well drained, fertile soil
- Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain
NCCES plant id: 742