Maltese Cross

Certified Organic Seed

Lychnis chalcedonica

Clusters of scarlet cross-shaped blooms.

It's believed the knights of Malta brought this flower to Europe from its native Russia, Siberia, and China. Today, you might recognize its shape from a common firefighter's symbol. Small, vermillion-colored, wide-open blooms cover the geranium-like clusters of this easy-to-grow perennial. It attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.

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100 Seeds $3.50 Out of Stock
300 Seeds $6.50 Out of Stock

6-8 weeks before last frost, surface sow and firmly press into soil; cover with plastic to retain moisture until germination occurs. Seeds require light to germinate. Keep moist but not wet. Thin about 1-2 weeks after germination.

Days to Germination 14-21
Days to Maturity 365
Planting Depth 0"
Spacing in Row 12"
Spacing Between Rows 12-18"
Height at Maturity 12-36"
Width at Maturity 10-18"
Sun Preference Full Sun

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