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Lychnis chalcedonica

For sale by Caroline Pollard

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easy to grow, mid-height perennial. Bright red flowers

Pot SizeTotal Price
5 litres

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Plant Finder: about Lychnis chalcedonica

Common names

Jerusalem cross, Maltese cross


Lychnis chalcedonica (Jerusalem cross). This is a medium-sized perennial which is short-lived, The flowers will bloom in clusters of cross-shaped blooms. The leaves are opposite and toothed.


They are frost hardy and easily grown in cool climates. They prefer a sunny to partially shaded site, with well-drained soil.

Interest and use

Border, flower arrangements. Summer interest.

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Lychnis chalcedonica | Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Sandy, Loamy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterMoist

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