Lychnis chalcedonica

Lychnis chalcedonica

Maltesecross

Low to moderate water requirement; full sun or partial shade. Tall and slender, hardy, introduced perennial forb. Scarlet flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds in summer. Will not produce flowers in its first year.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
12 
- 15 
in.
Life Form: 
Perennial
Native or Introduced: 
Introduced
Precipitation: 
Low - Moderate
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Marginal
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Average
Fine: 
Marginal

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Marginal
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Not Adapted
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
4.80 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
1,040,000
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
No
Bloom Color: 
Scarlet
Blooming Season: 
Summer
Fall