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Maltese Cross Seeds For Planting (Lychnis chalcedonica)
Maltese Cross Seeds For Planting (Lychnis chalcedonica)Maltese Cross Seeds For Planting (Lychnis chalcedonica)Maltese Cross Seeds For Planting (Lychnis chalcedonica)Maltese Cross Seeds For Planting (Lychnis chalcedonica)Maltese Cross Seeds For Planting (Lychnis chalcedonica)

Maltese Cross Seeds For Planting (Lychnis chalcedonica)

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Grow Maltese Cross from fresh Lychnis chalcedonica wildflower seeds. Maltese Cross produces clusters of small, red, cross shaped flowers. The plants themselves grow to a mature height of about 24 to 36 inches tall. Each bloom will open up to roughly a half inch to an inch in diameter, while each cluster of flowers contains anywhere from 10 to 50 blooms.

The Maltese Cross wildflower is grown as a perennial flowering plant. It will establish a deep root system, later dying and returning the following year from those roots. The flowers will continually bloom through the summer months. You can prolong blooming by dead heading wilted flower heads. Maltese Cross is a pretty drought tolerant flower that can be used in a number of settings.Plant them in flower beds, as a background plant, along driveways, walkways and fences, or in an open field.

If you are located in a dry climate, you might also be interested in our Dryland Wildflower Mixture as well. It contains a number of drought resistant wildflowers.

Quick Facts

  • Type: Flower
  • Color: Red
  • Height: 24" to 36" Tall
  • Width: 12" to 14" Spread
  • Season: Perennial
  • Zones: 4 to 10
  • Environment: Full Sun / Partial Shade

Sowing The Seed

Maltese Cross wildflower seeds are best established directly outdoors when the weather is warm and all danger of frost has passed. Start by clearing your sowing area of all unwanted plant life. Turn the soil or replace it with new soil. Scatter the tiny seeds directly to the surface of the soil as they will require light to germinate. (Check "Germination & Growth" for additional spacing and growth habits)

Growing Conditions

Maltese Cross will enjoy an area of full sunlight to partial shade for the majority of the day. Temperatures should be kept at 68F or above for optimal growth. Although they are not too picky on soil conditions, they do prefer a well drained area. Adding a light compost to any area containing hard, compact soil will improve drainage. Water daily until germination occurs, later watering only when necessary.

Germination & Growth

Your seeds will begin to germinate within roughly 7 to 10 days after sowing, but can take up to 21 days. The plants will reach a mature height of about 24 to 36 inches tall and can be spaced 12 to 18 inches apart from one another. Once established, Maltese Cross plants will produce beautiful clusters of small red flowers. The blooms span a half inch to an inch in diameter and will form in groups of 10 to 50 per stem.

Front Side

Seed packets by Seed Needs are beautifully illustrated and provide a colorful depiction of the variety inside. We provide the common name, as well as the scientific name, seed quantity and a few specs about the variety to be grown.


Back Side

Each packet contains full growing instructions on the reverse side. Specifications on sowing the seed, growing conditions such as sunlight and moisture preferences and germination and growth information can be found as well. We also provide a QR to scan for easy reordering.

  • Always Non-GMO / Untreated.
  • Stored in a temperature controlled facility that's free of moisture.
  • Always packaged for the current and the following growing seasons.
  • True to the varieties advertised.
  • 99% pure seed with no added fillers.

  • Always Non-GMO / Untreated.
  • Stored in a temperature controlled facility that's free of moisture.
  • Always packaged for the current and the following growing seasons.
  • True to the varieties advertised.
  • 99% pure seed with no added fillers.

Always fresh and intended for the current and following growing seasons. Seeds are packaged in water resistant / tear resistant packaging.

Heirlooms are varieties that have been purposely bred, selected and passed down from generation to generation. They are wholesome picks that will breed true to the parent seed every time.

Seed Needs never knowingly purchases treated seeds products. We also do not treat any of our seed products with substances such as neonicotinoid or thyram.

Seed Needs promises to never knowingly purchase or supply genetically modified seed products. We take the Safe Seed Pledge!



A SEED COMPANY ON A MISSION FOR CHANGE

Seed Needs has been providing gardeners with quality seed products since 2010 and has shipped millions of packets to happy customers all over the US. We offer flowers, herbs, vegetables, vines, wildflower blends, seed packet collections and seed packet favors.


With the success of our brand, we have kept our promise to continually donate to different organizations and personally sponsor children all over the globe each and every month. We grew our sponsorships from just 1 child to over 100 children worldwide in only a few years. We would like to sincerely thank all who support us because it wouldn't be possible without you!


Check out our charitable contributions!

St. Jude Children's Hospital | ASPCA | Our Kids

A SEED COMPANY ON A
MISSION FOR CHANGE

Seed Needs has been providing gardeners with quality seed products since 2010 and has shipped millions of packets to happy customers all over the US. We offer flowers, herbs, vegetables, vines, wildflower blends, seed packet collections and seed packet favors.


With the success of our brand, we have kept our promise to continually donate to different organizations and personally sponsor children all over the globe each and every month. We grew our sponsorships from just 1 child to over 100 children worldwide in only a few years. We would like to sincerely thank all who support us because it wouldn't be possible without you!


Check out our charitable contributions!

St. Jude Children's Hospital | ASPCA | Our Kids

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