Lychnis chalcedonica 'Carnea'
Pink Maltese cross
Lychnis chalcedonica was introduced to the gardens of Europe at the time of the Crusades. A very hardy and tough perennial from Eastern Russia that has been loved by cottage gardeners for centuries.
'Carnea' has delightful pink blossoms with notched petals and this colouring is a little more subtle than the other variety we grow.
It requires well drained, moist but not wet soil, in full sun or partial shade. The plants can reach a metre high so will require staking in windy places.
An easy, long lived tough plant. Divide every three years or so.
Photo: Blackstem Plants
Full sun, partial shade