Lychnis chalcedonica – Maltese Cross
An old fashioned favorite, Maltese Cross, Lychnis chalcedonia has been delighting gardeners for years. Its vibrant scarlet flower clusters bloom over tall stems. This heirloom plant has been grown in gardens since colonial times.
Use it cottage, perennial and pollinator gardens.
Plant in full sun to light shade in soil that has been amended with compost or other organic matter. Adding a starter fertilizer when planting will establish your plant fast. Keep well watered until established, when plant is setting up buds and blooming, and during dry spells.