Lychnis chalcedonica


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Bright orange red flowers are borne above light green foliage all summer long. The distinctive flowers are in the form of a 5 legged cross which has given rise to the common names of Maltese Cross Plant and Jerusalem Cross Plant. It grows best in moisture retentive soil in full sun and copes well with prairie style planting.

More Details:

Family: Caryophyllaceae
Syn: Silene chalcedonica
Common Name: Maltese Cross, Jerusalem Cross
Native: Eurasia
Height x Spread: 90cm x 30cm (36″ x 12″)
Soil Type: Fertile, Humus rich, Well Drained
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Aspect: Full Sun
UK Hardiness: Hardy
Flowering Time: June, July, August, September
Flower Colour: Orange Red
Foliage Colour: Green

Additional information

Weight 275 g
Dimensions 9 × 9 × 20 cm


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