Lychnis chalcedonica Desirable 3' border plant attracts hummingbirds and butterflies by producing brilliant scarlet florets, each a five-part cross. Excellent for cutflowers. Makes a hot color combination with Rudbeckia and Coreopsis. Thomas Jefferson grew these at Monticello in 1807. Start indoors in early spring or midsummer for blooms next year. Do not cover seeds. Likes moist soil and full sun. Perennial, Zones 3-10. ~2,000 seeds/g. Especially attractive to pollinators.③
5203 Maltese Cross
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All flowers are annuals except where noted. All flowers are open-pollinated except where noted.
Days in parentheses after a variety indicate days to first bloom.