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Your experiences with Maltese Cross, Lychnis chalcedonica

16 years ago

I came across this plant in a book about heirloom plants, but the description was fairly brief, and the plant was labeled hardy to zone 3, which caught my attention. The photos I have seen online are stunning and beautiful, but all the while I was thinking "why had I not heard of this before?"

For those of you with experiences with this plant, what is your frank opinion on it? Does it bloom for a long time, or not? Foliage and form? Is it drought tolerant for you? Anything else you think I or anyone else should know about this plant? I know theres some stuff on the internet about it but I would like to hear what you people think too.



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