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Maltese Cross

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Lychnis chalcedonica

Lychnis, otherwise known as Maltese Cross or Jerusalem Cross, is a hardy and gorgeous perennial (Zones 3-10) that will emerge after long winters producing radiant clusters of scarlet florets. Each of their florets are a five-part cross and will draw in many pollinators, including hummingbirds!

In their first year, plants will establish themselves and might not flower until the second year. In the following year, plants emerge in Spring and flower until about the middle of the summer. Plant prefers to grow in clusters. Will self-sow!

This is an heirloom variety!

Seeds grown by Swift River Farm in Salmon, ID.

150 seeds.

Directions: Start indoors in 6-8 weeks before last frost and then transplant out. Make sure to sow seeds on surface of soil by gently pressing them into the soil. Do not cover.

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14-20 days