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Ali
Rockwood, ON
(Zone 6a)

April 2, 2001
4:08 PM

Post #3127

I am starting these from seed. They are about 2" high but are leaning over. Should I secure them with a toothpick or will they just get stronger over time?

Thanks
poppysue
Westbrook, ME
(Zone 5a)


April 2, 2001
9:54 PM

Post #64731

Ali,
Don't worry ~ They'll be fine. They'll get stronger and form a small clump over the summer. You may get some flowers this year but next year they'll be taller and put out more blooms. I've found them to be tough plants and can handle quite a bit of abuse. The hummingbirds and butterflies love them!
Tootface
Clinton, TN

April 29, 2001
8:34 PM

Post #71740

I've just joined the garden and noticed a thread on Maltese Cross. What do these look like and what is a good source for them? My husband is the chief at our volunteer fire dept. A maltese cross is used in the firefighter emblem and I'd love to surprise him by adding a flower of this name to my garden.
Wendy

(Zone 9a)

April 30, 2001
4:46 AM

Post #71797

Tootface, Here is a site with a pic and info on the Maltese Cross (Lychnis chalcedonica)

http://hg.women.com/homeandgarden/plants/lychchal.htm

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