Lychnis Chalcedonica

Maltese Cross, Scarlet Lightning
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An Heirloom Flower
Lychnis Chalcedonica 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 brilliant flowers are indispensable where bold splashes of color are needed.

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Code LYCH
Patent
Plant Type Perennials
Species
Height Medium to Tall 3'
Spacing Plant 12" apart
Bloom Time Early Summer to Late Summer
Sun / Shade Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones
3-8
Soil Type Normal, Acidic, Sandy
Water Needs Medium
Sold In Plantable Pots

Special Features

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds

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Lychnis General Information

Lychnis are old-fashioned, hardy, trouble-free plants. Reliable and long lived. Flowers are attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

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.