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Lychnis Chalcedonica

Maltese Cross, Scarlet Lightning, Catchfly

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium to Tall 3' (Plant 12" apart)
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 3-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic, Sandy
Flower / Accent: Red / Red
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
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. The brillant flowers are indispensable where bold splashes of color are needed.

Features to Note:

  • Deer Resistant
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • For a Sunny Spot

Lychnis General Information:

Lychnis are old-fashioned, hardy, trouble-free plants. Reliable and long lived. Flowers are attractive to butterflies, and possibly even hummingbirds.

Lychnis Plant Care:

Cut back plant by 1/3 when first blooms begin to fade. Divide periodically in spring. Will self sow. Prefers a well drained winter site. Can be pinched back to control height.

$9.95 ea.
(3+) $9.50 ea.
Fall 2014
Plant Code: LYCH