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.

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£ 6.00

Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

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Caryophyllaceae

Hardy perennial

H7

100cm 

45cm 

Dark green 

Dusky pink 

Well-drained 

Full sun, partial shade

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