Also called Jerusalem Cross, Scarlet lightning
More About Lychnis chalcedonica
- AKA Silene chalcedonica
- Scarlet-red flowers form dense, terminal clusters
- Opposite, lanceolate, mid-green leaves, 5-10 cm long
- Bloom Time: July to August
- Flower Height: 90 cm
- Foliage Height: 75 cm
- Flower Size: 9 cm
Cross-shaped flowers with deeply lobed petals resemble a Maltese cross.
Maltese Cross Growing and Maintenance Tips
An excellent cut flower that may need staking. Reliable and long-lived clumps that can be easily divided in the spring or fall and add bold colour for the back border.
Lychnis chalcedonica Characteristics
Moist to Average