Lychnis arkwrightii 'Orange Gnome'

Maltese Cross

Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

  • 1-2" orange-scarlet flowers
  • Long blooming, up to 8 weeks
  • Purple-bronze accent on dark green leaves
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Hummingbirds
Average Water
Average Water

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: 8-10 in
Spacing: 12-15 in
Price Level 1: $7.99 ea.~#1
Bloom Color: Orange
Zone: 5-8
Price Level 2: 5 for $35~#1

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Border or Bed
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Edging
  • Long Blooming


  • Full Sun


  • Upright

Foliage Color:

  • Green
  • Bronze

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Hummingbirds

Soil Moisture:

  • Keep Well-Watered
  • Average Water