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Type: Perennial
Seed #: 40
Common Name: Lychnis Maltese Cross
Latin Name: Lychnus chalcedonica
Variety: Maltese Cross
Colour: red and white mix
Temperature: 18C - 22C (64F - 72F) (Zone 4)
Zone: 4
Blooms: July to September
Site: Full Sun
Height: 40cm - 60cm (16" - 24")
Spread: 25cm - 30cm (10" - 12")
Seeds per pack: 50
Price: $4.00
Plant these to encourage birds and butterflies to visit your garden frequently. This plant produces amazing cutflower. This plant is deer resistant. This plant is a great water saver. Also perfect for the busy lifestyle gardener or just that dry area where nothing seems to grow.
Attracts
Butterflies
Great
Cutflower
Deer
Resistant
Drought
Tolerant



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Lychnis Maltese Cross


Notes: Striking contrast between the white and red 3 inch flower globes against bright green, lance shaped leaves , borne on stiffly erect stems. Plant in masses for optimum wow factor.


Instructions: Do not cover. Needs light to germinate. 21 to 28 days.


Habitat: Does well in sandy soils in full sun. Maltese Cross appreciates regular water if using for cut flowers on a regular basis.


History: Native to Russia.


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Lychnis - This perennial forms dense clumps of silver-white  foliage and multi-branched, gray green stems and produces masses of deep to moderate pink blooms for much of the summer.They are very drought tolerant, and are known to be deer resistant.   Echinacea - A bouquet sweet scent fills a room and the birds love the seed heads in winter garden. Echinacea is reputed to increase the bodies resistance to infection and colds. Scented, deer resistant ,drought tolerant and attracts beneficial insects. Striking purple daisy like flowers with orange and golden  brown central cones.  A very frost hardy plant that likes full sun and fertile soil and will provide abundant cut-flowers once established.   Hollyhock - Stunning mix of tall flowers that make a stunning back drop for any space. Blooming in late June on. Excellent cut flower. Great for the back of borders & beds. Appreciates wind protection.
Lychnis   Echinacea   Hollyhock
(Lychnis coronaria)   (Echinacea purpurea)   (alcea)

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