Lychnis chalcedonica (Jerusalem Cross)

Was: £4.90
Now: £3.90
Full Sun
Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type:
Most Types

See full plant description below.

Plant Details

Brilliant scarlet flower heads held on erect stems in midsummer. Each floret is shaped like a Maltese cross. 

Will tolerate most soils in sun or part shade.

Introduced from East Russia in 1593 by the Knights of Malta.

Loved by bees and butterflies and makes an excellent cut flower.

Height and spread: 75cm x 40cm

Common name(s): Jerusalem Cross; Maltese Cross, Bridget-in-Her-Bravery; Campion.


Photo: Wouter Hagens, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

All our plants are supplied in at least 9x10cm pots. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants planted in bigger pots at the same time. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.