Lychnis Chalcedonica

Maltese Cross, Scarlet Lightning, Catchfly

$9.95 ea. (3+ discount) $9.50 ea.

In stock for Fall 2017

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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.

Details

Item Code: LYCH
Type: Perennials
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   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic, Sandy
Flower: Red
Accent: Red
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

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

Lychnis General Information

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