Maltese Cross
Lychnis x haageana 'Molten Lava'

Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lychnis (LIK-niss) (Info)
Species: x haageana (hag-ee-AH-na) (Info)
Cultivar: Molten Lava

Category:

Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Littleton, Colorado

Batavia, Illinois

Palmyra, Illinois

Greenville, Indiana

Mitchellville, Iowa

Otis, Massachusetts

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Burritts Rapids, Ontario

Bend, Oregon

Norristown, Pennsylvania

West Chester, Pennsylvania

show all

Gardeners' Notes:

0
positives
0
neutrals
1
negative
RatingContent
Negative

On Mar 30, 2006, EmilyGrace from Saint Clair Shores, MI wrote:

We were given a clipping as a gift. I kept it pot-bound for awhile before transferring to our yard. Not sure if it was the humid, sweltering heat that got to it, but it didn't survive. :(

I'm going to try again, but maybe with a seedling. Not sure if these are sold in the Michigan area or not.