1x Lychnis chalcedonica Maltese cross sent in a 1 litre plant pot. Maltese Cross is an herbaceous perennial, with oval leaves and large, bright red vermilion flowers in compact, domed heads 10-12cm in width. This specimen produces brilliant red flowers in the summer months, and is ideal as part of beds and borders. This perennial has an ultimate height of 0.5-1 metres, and an ultimate spread of 0.1-0.5 metres. It is hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20ºC). This plant will not provide an instant effect in your garden, as it must first become established and given time to spread, to achieve the effect in the second photograph.