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.
Typical Blooming Dates: Late May - August
Growth Type: Perennial
Color(s): Orange, Reds
Hardiness Zones: 3 - 9
Location at Monticello: West Lawn
Planting Conditions: Full Sun

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