Lychnis chalcedonica
Maltese Cross
Caryophyllaceae or Carnation Family
To 40 inches tall - red
Full sun
Plant in moist, fertile soil for tallest plants with largest flower clusters. Plant among other tall species to provide support for the top-heavy clusters if your garden gets hit with strong winds
If you want short, compact plants, plant in "lean", rather dry soil.
Mid-Summer
Propagate by seed
Photos by Jane Hendrix