Lychnis Seeds (Lychnis chalcedonica, coronaria, viscaria)
Lychnis chalcedonica
Lychnis chalcedonica
(Maltese Cross)

750 seeds   $2.75        
Lychnis chalcedonica blooms in June with large clusters of vivid, scarlet-red flowers. The flowers seem to glow in the garden like a neon restaurant sign that says, "Hummingbirds, eat here!"

Maltese Cross makes a good cut flower. It blooms the first year from seed. Cut back when the flowers fade for repeat blooming. Hardy in zones 4-10.

height 3-4'


Lychnis Seeds

Lychnis is a perennial flower that blooms in summer. It's a popular cottage garden plant.

Sowing Lychnis Seeds

Start lychnis seeds indoors 8 weeks before the last frost date. Barely cover the seeds with soil. Full sun to part shade. Spacing 15".

Lychnis chalcedonica 'Alba'
(White Maltese Cross)

200 seeds   $3.00        
Lychnis chalcedonica 'Alba' is the white-flowered form of Lychnis chalcedonica. The large clusters of white flowers go with nearly everything in the garden.

White Maltese Cross is a rare perennial. Most people are only familiar with the scarlet-flowered version. Lychnis chalcedonica is an heirloom flower that has been grown in American gardens since the 18th century. Hardy in zones 4-10.

height 3-4'


Lychnis chalcedonica 'Carnea'
Lychnis chalcedonica 'Carnea'
(Pink Maltese Cross)

200 seeds   $3.00   
Lychnis chalcedonica 'Carnea' has large clusters of salmon-pink flowers from June to August. It's wonderful for attracting hummingbirds.

Pink Maltese Cross looks lovely with white and blue flowers like Shasta Daisy and Salvia transsylvanica. Also known as Lychnis chalcedonica 'Dusky Salmon', 'Dawn Sky', 'Dusky Pink', 'Pinkie' and 'Margenrot'. Hardy in zones 4-10.

height 3-4'  


Lychnis coronaria 'Alba'
Lychnis coronaria 'Alba' is the white-flowered form of Lychnis coronaria. It has fuzzy, silvery-green leaves and pure white flowers that attract butterflies.

White Rose Campion goes well with other flowers. Even when it's not blooming, the attractive foliage is a valuable asset in the garden. Lychnis coronaria 'Alba' blooms for a long time, and it self-sows in moderation. Hardy in zones 3-9.

height 30" 

 
Lychnis coronaria 'Alba'
(White Rose Campion)

300 seeds   $3.00     
Lychnis coronaria 'Angel's Blush'
Lychnis coronaria 'Angel's Blush'
(Rose Campion 'Oculata')

115 seeds   $3.00  
Lychnis coronaria is a short-lived, self-sowing perennial with vivid, purplish-red flowers and fuzzy, silvery-green leaves. Both the flowers and foliage are very striking. The foliage is great for brightening up a partly shaded garden.

Lychnis coronaria starts blooming in June and continues for most of the summer. Deer resistant. Hardy in zones 3-9.

height 30"


Lychnis viscaria 'Feuer' blooms in late spring with brilliant clusters of reddish-pink flowers that light up the garden. The grass-like foliage makes a neat clump.

Lychnis viscaria is wonderful at the front of the border. It prefers afternoon shade in hot climates. The name 'Feuer' means 'Fire' in German. Also known as Lychnis viscaria splendens 'Feuer'. Hardy in zones 3-8.

height 18"

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Lychnis chalcedonica 'Alba'
Lychnis coronaria
Lychnis coronaria
(Rose Campion)

300 seeds   $3.00     
Lychnis viscaria 'Feuer'
Lychnis viscaria 'Feuer'
(German Catchfly)

1,000 seeds   $3.00       
Lychnis coronaria 'Angel's Blush' has pure white flowers with deep pink centers. It blooms for a long time throughout the summer months.

Rose Campion 'Angel's Blush' makes a wonderful companion plant in the old-fashioned rose garden. It's also nice with tall lilies. Even when it's not blooming, the fuzzy, silver-green foliage is very attractive. Hardy in zones 3-9.

height 30"  spacing 15"