Lychnis Chalcedonica

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Lychnis Chalcedonica

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Lychnis chalcedonica, sometimes referred to as the Maltese or Jerusalem cross, is a majestic summer perennial plant that excels within the border. Flowering from June through to October, they produce bright red-orange flowers on tall 80-100cm stems. Supplied as UK-grown 5cm module plants. A winner of the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit.

Key Product Information

Season Interest Summer
Flower Colour RED
Foliage Colour GREEN
Preferred Location
  • Suitable for planting in sunny locations
    sun
  • Suitable for planting in partially shaded locations
    part-shade
Positive attributes
  • Suitable for growing in pots and containers
    container
Delivery Delivery within 14 days

Key Product Information

Delivery within 14 days

Season Interest

Summer

Flower Colour

RED

Foliage Colour

GREEN

Preferred Location
Suitable for planting in sunny locations
sun
Suitable for planting in partially shaded locations
part-shade

Flowering Time

  • J
  • F
  • M
  • A
  • M
  • J
  • J
  • A
  • S
  • O
  • N
  • D

Plant Size

Mature Height 100cm
Mature Spread 60cm
Annual Growth 100cm
Annual Growth

100cm

Mature Height

100cm

Mature Spread

60cm

Planting Plant on arrival in well drained and prepared soil.
Soil Type Well drained, alkaline, chalky and sandy soil
Planting

Plant on arrival in well drained and prepared soil.

Soil Type

Well drained, alkaline, chalky and sandy soil

Plant on arrival in well drained and prepared soil. Add a little organic matter when planting and protect from strong winds.
Deadhead regularly to encourage further growth spurts. Will tolerate full sun and partial shaded areas.
  • Information
  • Key Product Information

    Season Interest Summer
    Flower Colour RED
    Foliage Colour GREEN
    Preferred Location
    • Suitable for planting in sunny locations
      sun
    • Suitable for planting in partially shaded locations
      part-shade
    Positive attributes
    • Suitable for growing in pots and containers
      container
    Delivery Delivery within 14 days

    Key Product Information

    Delivery within 14 days

    Season Interest

    Summer

    Flower Colour

    RED

    Foliage Colour

    GREEN

    Preferred Location
    Suitable for planting in sunny locations
    sun
    Suitable for planting in partially shaded locations
    part-shade

    Flowering Time

    • J
    • F
    • M
    • A
    • M
    • J
    • J
    • A
    • S
    • O
    • N
    • D

    Plant Size

    Mature Height 100cm
    Mature Spread 60cm
    Annual Growth 100cm
    Annual Growth

    100cm

    Mature Height

    100cm

    Mature Spread

    60cm

    Planting Plant in prepared soil, with a hole large enough to firmly hold the module.
    Soil Type Well drained fertile soil.
    Pruning Deadhead as necessary to prolong flowering.
    Planting

    Plant on arrival in well drained and prepared soil.

    Soil Type

    Well drained, alkaline, chalky and sandy soil

  • Planting & growing Instructions
  • Plant on arrival in well drained and prepared soil. Add a little organic matter when planting and protect from strong winds.
    Deadhead regularly to encourage further growth spurts. Will tolerate full sun and partial shaded areas.
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