Maltese Cross Red Rocket

Lychnis chalcedonica

Maltese Cross Red Rocket
Maltese Cross Red Rocket Maltese Cross Red Rocket Maltese Cross Red Rocket Maltese Cross Red Rocket

Dense, terminal clusters of bright red, Maltese Cross shaped flowers. Blooms all summer. This rocket red flower is an eye-catcher in summer and it thrives in very well-drained soil and full sun. It's name comes from its Asian ancestry but it is at home in any perennial garden.

Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Flower Color


Foliage Color

Plant Spread

15 in.

Plant Height

24-36 in.

Hardness Zone


Good Companions

Grow a red, white and blue garden with 'Blue Flax', Annual 'Baby's Breath' for summer. Add 'Five-Spot', 'Baby Blue Eyes' and 'Scarlet Flax' for a spring show first.

Characteristics & Attributes


Large borders
Mass plant
Cut flowers

Bloom Time


Critter Resistance


Full sun

Growth Rate

Seasonal Interests

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