“The many great gardens of the world… all make the point as clear as possible: The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden.” –Thomas Moore (1478-1535)
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Lychnis chalcedonica

Maltese Cross

Garden(s):

Oval, Border, Eagle, Owl, Wall 1

Type:

Perennial

Height:

90-120 cm (36-48 in)

Spread:

30-45 cm (12-18 in)

Light:

Full sun

Water:

Moderate

Zone:

2

Bloom Time:

June, July, August

Bloom Colour:

Orange

Foliage Colour:

Green

Soil:

Clay, Sandy

Notes:

Upright plant with scarlet orange flowers located at the end of tall stems. This plant is short lived but will self seed. May require supports to keep the plant upright in windy locations. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer and rabbit resistant. Good cut flower.