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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    Bright orange flowers offer a sharp contrast to the pinks and purples that proliferate in the early summer border. Maltese cross reseeds fairly easily, but can be choked out by more aggressive perennials.

    Latin Name

    Lychnis chalcedonica


    Family

    Caryophyllaceae


    Also Known As

    Burning Love Jerusalem Cross Nonesuch Meadow Campion


    Type of Plant

    Perennials

    Bloom Season

    June - July


    Seasons

    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 3'
    Max Spread: 2'

    Uses

  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Attracted Wildlife

    Hummingbirds

    Colors


    Native Range

    Asia


    History

    John Bartram of Philadelphia offered Maltese Cross in his 1770 catalog.


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