Maltese Cross, Rose Campion

Lychnis chalcedonica syn. Silene chalcedonica, L. coronaria occulata

How to plant Lychnis seeds

Maltese Cross plant covered in scarlet flowers. PR08225

MALTESE CROSS Lychnis chalcedonica, syn. Silene chalcedonica

This rugged, easy to grow, 2-3′ perennial produces brilliant scarlet flowers in dense clusters of 20-50. Blooms in June and July. Maltese Cross is 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.

Maltese Cross grows nicely with: Sunburst coreopsis, Summer Skies delphinium, Sundrops evening primrose, Amber Wheels gaillardia, and Royal Wedding Oriental poppy.

4,000 seeds - $2.49
Dusky Salmon Maltese Cross blooms. PR14481

DUSKY SALMON Maltese Cross Lychnis chalcedonica, syn. Silene chalcedonica

Maltese Cross plants with a twist. Dense, round 4″ clusters of starry, light to dark salmon-pink flowers on 4′ tall, easy to grow plants. 'Dusky Salmon' blooms freely throughout July and August and is an excellent cut flower. Winter hardy to zone 4.

200 seeds - $2.99
Occulata Rose Campion plant with silvery leaves and bicolor flowers. PR02483

OCCULATA Rose Campion Seeds Lychnis coronaria occulata

Easy to grow 2.5′ tall plants carry attractive, silky, silvery leaves and beautiful, 1-2″ white flowers with delightful pink eyes. Flowers the first year, bloom is heavier and showier in July and August of the second season. Individual plants are short-lived, however they reliably self-sow to return and flower year after year. Prefers afternoon shade in hot climates. Winter hardy to zone 4.

50 seeds - $2.25

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″ apart after all danger of frost.