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Lychnis chalcedonica

Domes of bright scarlet flowers with four petals, hence its common name. Excellent for height and bright colour in summer borders. Height to 1.5m. Hardy.

At a glance

Common Name
Maltese cross
Type
Hardy perennial
Height
90cm to 1.2m
Colour
Red
Spread Rate
Moderate
Flowering
Mid Summer
Soil Type
Moist, Normal, Drained
Aspect
Sun
Pollination
Attractive to pollinators
Awards
RHS AGM Award

Sue's Notes

In richer soils this plant can flop so provide support early in the season.

 
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