Lychnis chalcedonica seeds -( Maltese Cross)

$4.00

This is a popular, easily grown plant which is hardy and reliable. It has many bright orange-red flowers.

Description

This is a very popular hardy and easy to grow perennial cottage border plant, which flowers the first year from seed. The plant bears large clusters of 5-10 cm fiery scarlet-orange flowers on tallish stalks in summer, above attractive bright green leaves. it is a good cut flower, and is an easy care, long lived plant. It can be divided quite easily in spring or autumn. It is attractive to butterflies and bees. It has won the award of Garden Merit from the RHS.

Sowing advice
Sow in spring in trays or pots in good seed raising mix. Press lightly into the surface of the soil, since this seed needs light to germinate. Keep the soil consistently moist until germination, which usually takes 2-3 weeks. Transplant the seedlings as soon as they care large enough to handle.

Additional information

Classification

Hardy Perennial

Common Name

Maltese Cross

Family

Caryophyllaceae

Maximum Height

approx 120 cm with flowers

Number of seeds in packet

approx 40