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Growth Type Perennial
Hardiness Zones 3-9
Planting Conditions Full Sun
TJ Documented Plant Yes

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.

Visit Monticello’s Online Shop to check for seeds or plants of the Maltese Cross.

Typical Blooming Dates: Late May - August
Color(s): Orange, Reds
Location at Monticello: West Lawn

In Bloom at Monticello is made possible by support from The Richard D. and Carolyn W. Jacques Foundation.