Maltese Cross


Maltese Cross

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. Grown for Thomas Jefferson 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.

*All sale seed exceeds Fedco’s quality standards in addition to the federal germination standards. Discounted item sales are final and ineligible for refund or replacement. Volume discounts apply.

5203 Maltese Cross
Item Discounted
A: 0.4g for $2.20   
sale!* was $2.75
B: 2g for $3.00   
sale!* was $3.75
C: 6g for $4.76   
sale!* was $5.95
D: 18g for $7.16   
sale!* was $8.95

Additional Information


All flowers are open-pollinated except where noted.

Days in parentheses after a variety indicate days to first bloom.

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All of our seeds are non-GMO, and free of neonicotinoids and fungicides. Fedco is one of the original companies to sign the Safe Seed Pledge.