I have admired this plant in the catalogs for a long time. I have about five I started from seed this Spring. They are ready to plant in my garden. I sure don't want to put them in the wrong place. Plants are so much happier and successful if they are put in the "right" place.
I originally planned to put this plant up by our paved road on a high slope in full sun. It would have good drainage and get rather dry. It would be on the edge of our property.
Here, it rains about 45 inches a year and average temps 90's to low 20's. This summer our rainfall was half and warmer; last winter was quite warm--but that's unusual and one has to go by "average.
I "was going" to plant this plant with Red Oriental Poppies with the idea that the poppies would bloom first, then the Maltese Cross. Well, I like this plant so much, I don't want to loose it by planting it in the wrong place. I can get water to this area if need be via a sprinkler. A blue prince holly is road side and the maltese cross would be behind the holly if you were looking from the road.
Not much has ever grown in this area, because until this year, there wasn't a way to get water to it. The soil is rather poor, but have read it likes poor soil.
SO, do you think this would be an okay place to plant Maltese Cross?
And, since we're on the subject, what plants did you plant with it? I would like to have a white long blooming accent plant.