Maltese Cross Lychnis Seeds 6555


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packet M-6555-PKT $2.99 In stock
125-g S-6555-125G $35.80 In stock
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Maltese Cross Lychnis Seeds 6555. Open Pollinated. Perennial.

Approx. 125 seeds/pkt (1,650 seeds/gram)

Large showy umbels of brilliant scarlet red flowers sit high above the foliage from May through August. Rich green foliage is very fine, almost hair-like in appearance making an interesting contrast with the flowers. Maltese Cross is very popular for borders and cut-flowers. Grows quite well in dry, sandy soils. Grows approximately 60-90 cm in height, but can reach taller in ideal conditions. Hardy to Zone 3.

How to Grow

Blooms the first year from early March sowing started indoors. Germinates at 20 C (70 F) in 28 days. Do not cover seed as they respond to light for improved germination. Chill seed for 2-3 weeks at 5 C (40 F) prior to planting. Late fall sowing directly outdoors is also very effective as this allows the seed to be naturally stratified over the winter.

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