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Lychnis chalcedonica, syn. Silene chalcedonica

Maltese Cross lychnis seeds - Garden Seeds - Perennial Seeds. Maltese Cross, Lychnis chalcedonica, Perennial Flower Seeds. PR08225


Lychnis chalcedonica, syn. Silene chalcedonica

These rugged, easy to grow 2-3 foot perennials produce brilliant scarlet flowers in dense clusters of 20-50 in June and July. Stunning grown alongside plants with gray foliage or white flowers. Likes regular water and will even thrive in boggy conditions. Winter hardy to zone 3.

Lychnis grows nicely with: 'Sunburst' Coreopsis, 'Summer Skies' Delphinium, 'Sundrops' Evening Primrose, 'Amber Wheels' Gaillardia, and 'Royal Wedding' Oriental Poppy.

4,000 Seeds: $2.49 QTY:

How to Plant LYCHNIS Seeds

Sow seed in cell packs or flats, press into soil but do not cover. Needs light to germinate. Kept at 70° F., germination averages 3-4 weeks. Transplant into the garden 12-18 inches apart after all danger of frost.

Lychnis coronaria illustration, circa 1899.