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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



Temporarily out of stock
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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