Lychnis chalcedonica* (Maltesecross)

Low to moderate water requirement; full sun or partial shade. Tall and slender, hardy, introduced perennial forb. Scarlet flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds in summer. Will not produce flowers in its first year.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Caryophyllaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Forb/herb

Native Status: Introduced

Growth Form: Rhizomatous

Mature Height: 36 in.

Bloom Color: Orange-red

Bloom Period: June-August

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Drought Tolerance: Low

Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

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