Lychnis chalcedonica – Maltese Cross seeds x150


Perennial Frost Hardy Most Well-drained Soils 1 Metre Tall

57 in stock

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Maltese Cross, Knights Cross, Jerusalem Cross

Lychnis chalcedonica

This plant is not on the Australian Noxious Weed List.

A native of Eastern Europe, Central Russia and Mongolia that has been spread to the western world and beyond. In English, the plant has 19 names (including those above). They are Burning Love, Rose, Constantinople & Meadow Campion, Dusky Salmon, Fireball, Flower of Bristol and of Constantinople, Gardener’s Eye & Delight, Nonesuch, Red Robin, Scarlet Lightning, Scarlet Lychnis and Tears of Christ. 

A perennial plant growing to 35-100 cm (14-39 in) tall with unbranched stems, the leaves are in opposite pairs and the flowers produced in clusters of 10-15 are red and are heavily lobed. The fruit is a dry capsule that splits after ripening.

Adaptable to most well-drained soils, it dislikes ‘wet feet’ and will not survive long in those conditions. The plant is popular in cold climates and has even won the Royal Horticultural Society’s Ward of Garden merit.

Offered is a packet of 150 seeds and Grownotes to assist you to cultivate this lovely, profusely flowering plant.

All my seed is posted in bubble wrap protection.

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Terms & Conditions.

Ole Lantana Seeds will not be responsible whatsoever for actions taken by the customer after receipt of the goods, this includes germination results, crop performance or loss as these are beyond the control of Ole Lantana Seeds.

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NOTE: In order to protect our existing stock from outside contamination, we do not accept returns.

Item specifics

Plant Habit: Bedding (Ground Cover), Columnar/Upright, Flowering Common Name: Maltese Cross
Climate: Cold, Sub-tropical, Temperate Season of Interest: Spring
Sunlight: Full Sun Watering: Medium
Genus: Lychnis Type: Decorative Plant, Rockery Plant
Foliage: Annual Soil pH: Neutral
Species: chalcedonica Soil Type: Clay, Loam, Sand
Plant Hardiness Zone (°C): 4 (0 to 5 °C)


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