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Maltese Cross Seeds Lychnis chalcedonica

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1 Ounce $12.95
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  • Unique, heirloom perennial
  • Pollinator attractor with summer blooms, great for cut flowers
  • Thrives in bright, sunny growing areas

Product Description

Maltese Cross Seeds

A unique perennial wildflower, Maltese Cross (or Dusty Salmon, Nonesuch or Jerusalem Cross, depending on the part of the country you come from) blooms clusters of rose colored flowers atop tall stems. Preferring full sun, look for Maltese Cross to bloom summer into fall.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Maltese Cross Seeds
    Botanical Name:Lychnis chalcedonica
    Life Cycle:Perennial
    Light Requirement:Full Sun
    Planting Season:Spring, Fall
    Plant Type:Wildflower with tall green stems and clusters of red flowers
    Features:Heirloom, Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Hummingbirds, Drought Tolerant, Deer Resistant, Fragrant, Cut Flower Garden, Container Garden
    Color:Red
    Blooms:Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall
    Plant Height:Up to 34 inches
    Plant Spacing:6 inches
    Planting Depth:1/8 inches
    Sowing Method:Direct Sow
    Cold Stratification:No
    Seeds per Packet:500 mg
    Hardiness Zones:4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Ships:Year Round
  • Planting Instructions

    How to Plant Maltese Cross

    When to Plant Maltese Cross Seeds

    Maltese Cross seeds can be sown directly in late Fall, after the first killing frost. Maltese cross can also be started in the Spring - outdoors for cooler climates, 6-8 weeks before the final frost date, as well as indoors after a cold stratification period.

    Where to Plant Maltese Cross Seeds

    Maltese Cross can reach its fullest potential when planted in bright, Full Sun conditions. Though it can tolerate Partial Shade, Maltese Cross will become spindly and leggy. Maltese Cross prefers loose, rich, well-draining soil that is somewhat dry. Wet soil is detrimental to maltese Cross, increasing the likelihood of failure.

    How to Plant Maltese Cross Seeds

    Direct sow seeds onto the surface of the soil, and compress firmly, but do not cover - Maltese Cross requires sunlight exposure in order to germinate. For areas with mild winters, cold stratify seeds for 2-3 weeks before sowing your seeds.

    How to Care for Maltese Cross

    Keep the area your Maltese Cross was planted well-weeded, and once established, this plant should require little by way of care. You can deadhead spent flowers to encourage continuous blooms, or you can leave the spent flower heads so that Maltese Cross can naturally reseed. Once foliage dies back in the fall, you can cut down all of the dead growth and remove the debris. The Maltese Cross will return the next season.

    Download Printable Planting Guide

  • Seed Coverage

    AmountRecommended Coverage
      
    PacketUp to 80 Sq. Ft
    Ounce PackageUp to 625 Sq. Ft
    1/4 Pound PackageUp to 2,500 Sq. Ft
    1 Pound SackUp to10,000 Sq. Ft
    5 Pound SackUp to 1.3 Acres

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