Maltese Cross

Lychnis chalcedonica

[lychnis_chalcedonica]

Maltese Cross was an early import to the American colonies, and was listed in Bernard McMahon's 1804 broadsheet as "Scarlet Lychnis." Jefferson sowed it in one of the oval beds at Monticello in 1807.

Growth Type: Perennial Color(s): Orange, Reds Hardiness Zones: 3 - 9 Location at Monticello: West Lawn Planting Conditions: Full Sun Map it: 38.010116,-78.452296

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Blooming Dates 2001: May 25 – Nov 152002: Jun 7 – Aug 92002: Sep 27 – Nov 222003: May 23 – Jul 142004: Jun 8 – Sep 292005: Jun 10 – Jul 282006: Jun 1 – Aug 172007: May 29 – Sep 72008: May 15 – Aug 82009: Jun 11 – Nov 32010: May 10 – Sep 12011: May 31 – Aug 82012: May 24 – Aug 72013: Jun 6 – Jul 162014: Jun 22 – current