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6005-LO Lychnis chalcedonica

“Maltese” and “Jerusalem Cross” both refer to the arrangement of the petals into the shape of the cross adopted by the Knights of Malta or the Knights Hospitallers, a religious order founded about the time of the first Crusade (1096-1099).  This plant originates in Russia, but has been widely cultivated around the world, naturalizing in many places including North America.  A garden favourite in Europe since the mid-16th century.  A large, clump forming perennial with dark green leaves and clusters of 10-50 little scarlet flowers atop hairy stems 2-3’ tall.  Blooms from June to August, prefers full sun to part shade, not fussy about soil.  Requires adequate moisture or will brown prematurely.

CERTIFIED ORGANIC & LOCALLY-GROWN
Grown by Wild Rose Farm in Gilbert's Cove, NS.

  
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