Maltese Cross Seeds 6555
Maltese Cross Seeds 6555. Large showy umbels of brilliant scarlet red flowers sit high above the foliage from May through August. Rich green foliage is very fine, almost hair-like in appearance making an interesting contrast with the flowers. Maltese Cross is very popular for borders and cut-flowers. Grows quite well in dry, sandy soils. Hardy to Zone 3.
How to Grow
1650 seeds/gram. Blooms the first year from early March sowing started indoors. Germinates at 20 C (70 F) in 28 days. Do not cover seed as they respond to light for improved germination. Chill seed for 2-3 weeks at 5 C (40 F) prior to planting. Late fall sowing directly outdoors is also very effective as this allows the seed to be naturally stratified over the winter.
|BLOOMING SEASON BEGINS||
Start Indoors or Sow Direct in Fall
|DAYS TO EMERGENCE||
25 to 30
Medium Tall (90 to 120 cm)(36 to 48"")
|DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY||
For many native and perennial plants, late fall is the best time to sow seed directly outside. Why you ask? Simply put, many of these plants produce seed that is viable but dormant. This means that w
Back of the border., Butterfly Garden, Cottage Gardens, Cut flower, Massing in sunny dry areas.