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Lychnis chalcedonica
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Plant Type: Perennials

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.

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Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Flower Color


Foliage Color

Plant Spread

15 in.

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.

Plant Height

24-36 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Average water needs, well-drained soil.

Characteristics & Attributes


Large borders, Mass plant, Cut flowers

Bloom Time


Critter Resistance


Full sun

Growth Rate

Seasonal Interests