Lychnis Pettie Jenny

Maltese Cross


Photo courtesy of Swift Greenhouses, Inc.

  • Produces a mass of fluffy lavender-pink double blooms
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Container
Container
Rock Garden
Rock Garden
Water's Edge / Bog Plant
Water's Edge / Bog Plant
Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Partial Sun
Summer
Summer



Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

It is essential to provide proper siting for this perennial. Plant it in full sun and moist, well-drained soil to avoid potential disease issues. Early in the season, pinch these plants back to encourage a more compact habit. Lychnis tends to be a short-lived perennial, but it will self-seed. 


Height: 14 in
Spacing: 15 in
Price Level 1: $6.99 ea.~#1
Bloom Color: Lavender, Pink
Zone: 5-8
Price Level 2: 5 for $30~#1
 

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


Attributes:

  • Rock Garden
  • Water's Edge / Bog Plant
  • Border or Bed
  • Container

Exposure:

  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer
  • Fall

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Hummingbirds

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained